5 Audiobook Picks from Leah Thomas, The Intersectional Environmentalist

Leah Thomas is a celebrated environmentalist and author of The Intersectional Environmentalist. Coining the term ‘eco-communicator’ to describe her style of environmental activism, Leah uses her passion for writing and creativity to explore and advocate for the critical yet often overlooked relationship between social justice and environmentalism.

The Intersectional Environmentalist

By Leah Thomas • Narrated by the author, Hayden Bishop & Erin Walker

To celebrate Earth Day, we asked Leah to share her favorite audiobooks.

Read on to learn why she chose each audiobook (plus, find out which independent bookstore is her favorite!):

Daisy Jones & The Six

By Taylor Jenkins Reid • Narrated by Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer & Pablo Schreiber

I adore Stevie Nicks and this story was somewhat inspired by Fleetwood Mac and that era, so I was really captivated by this story of Daisy Jones, her rise into stardom and the thrill and downfalls of Rock and Roll. 

Emergent Strategy

By adrienne maree brown • Narrated by the author

Change is one of the only constants in life, and this book helped me see the beauty in that and how to adapt to help create the future we want to see. A thought-provoking listen for anyone in the nonprofit or organizing space. 

Their Eyes Were Watching God

By Zora Neale Hurston • Narrated by Ruby Dee

This is one of my favorite books that explores the intersection of Black identity and womanhood in the US, and I really enjoyed listening to it read aloud by a narrator, since I came back to it years after reading in high school. As I grow older, I can relate to the main character more and more. 

Ain’t I a Woman

By Bell Hooks • Narrated by Adenrele Ojo

This book by Bell Hooks is an essential read and listen for those wanting to understand intersectionality and more about the Black woman identity, plus how those compounding identities have contributed to the treatment of Black women in US society from slavery to present day. 

Atlas of the Heart

By Brené Brown • Narrated by the author

I love learning how to love better and build more genuine connections with those in my life, and this listen helped spark new thoughts on how to cultivate healthy and fruitful relationships. 

Leah’s local, independent bookstore:
Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara, CA

Thanks, Leah!
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