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Below is a faculty-generated reading list of books, articles and multi-media resources that focus on the intersectionality of race and gender.

To find more books on similar and related topics, use the I-Share catalog to search the Library of Congress subject headings below:

Feminism Feminism - Moral and ethical aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE - Feminism & Feminist Theory. Women - United States - Social conditions.
Minority women. SOCIAL SCIENCE - Women's Studies.
Feminism - United States - Evaluation. African American women - Attitudes.
Marginality, Social - United States.  Sexism - United States.
African American women - Social conditions. Racism - United States.
American literature - Minority authors. Minority women - Literary collections.
Racism in education - United States.  

Some of the links below will require an Elmhurst College enumber and password. Please contact the Elmhurst College Reference Desk with questions at 630-617-3173.


Another Kind of Public Education: Race, Schools, the Media and Democratic Possibilities. Patricia Hill Collins. Call Number: 371.829 H645A and ebook.

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. Patricia Collins Hill. Call Number:  370.115 H784T

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Michelle Alexander. Call Number: 364.973 A377N and ebook.

Gender Talk: The Struggle For Women's Equality in African American Communities. Johnnetta Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, & Beverly Guy Sheftall. Call Number: 305.48896 C689G.

White Fragility: Why It’s so Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, Robin DiAngelo, Call Number: 305.8 D538W

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa. Call Number: 810.809287 T448 2015 

Ain’t I A Woman: Black Women and Feminism, bell hooks, Call Number: 305.48 H784A

Teaching to Transgress. bell hooks. Call Number: 370.115 H784T

Feminist Theory from Margin to Center. bell hooks. Call Number: 305.42 H784F.

Women, Race, and Class. Angela Davis, Call Number: 305.42 D261W 1983

Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.. Treva Lindsey, Call Number: 305.48896073 L753C 

Privilege, Power and Difference (3rd ed). Allan G. Johnson. Call Number: 303.3 J66P

Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race. Debbie Irving.  Call Number: 305.800973 I72W

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools. Monique W. Morris. Call Number: ebook.

Power and Place Indian Education in America. Vine Deloria and Daniel Wildcat. Call Number: Ebook.

Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male. Tim Wise. Call Number: 305.800973 W813S and ebook.

White Like Me. Tim Wise. Call Number: Call Number: 305.800973 W813W.

In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Womanist Prose. Alice Walker. Call Number: 818.54 W177I.

In Love & Trouble: Stories of Black Women. Alice Walker. Call Number: 813.54 W177I

Sister Outsider: Essays & Speeches. Audre Lorde. Call Number: 814.54L867S

Your Silence Will Not Protect You. Audre Lorde. Call Number: 818.54 L867y

Unequal Freedom: How Race and Gender Shaped American Citizenship and Labor. Evelyn Nakano Glenn. ebook.

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. Linda Tuhiwai Smith. ebook.

The Shaping of Black America: The Struggles and Triumphs of African-Americans. Jerome Bennett. Call Number: 973.0496 B471s 1993.

The Asian American Movement. William Wei. 305.895073 W415a

It's Not Because You're Black: Addressing Issues of Racism and Underrepresentation of African Americans in Academia. Annie Smith & Orville Blackman. Call Number: 371.82996 S642i

Critical Race Theory: An Introduction. Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic. Call Number: 305.730873 R352C 2017

Critical Race Theory Perspective on the Social Studies: The Profession, Policies, and Curriculum. Ladson-Billings, Gloria.  ebook

Confident Pluralism. John Inazu. Call Number: 305.800973 I35C 2018

Critical Theory Today: An Integrated Study. Lois Tyson. Call Number: 801.95 T994C 2015

The Origin of Others. Toni Morrison. Call Number: 810.9352 M882o

Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. Gloria Alzandúa. Call Number: 861.64 A637b

Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era. Ashley Farmer. 30548896073 F233R

Killing the Black Body: Race. Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty. Dorothy Roberts. Call Number: 363.960973 R643k 2017

Black Women, Agency, and the New Black Feminism. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson. Call Number: 305.48896073 D253B

Masculinities. R.W. Connell. Call Number: 305.3 C752M 2005

Fiction & Poetry

The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison, Call Number: 813.54 M882B 

Citizen: An American Lyric (poetry) - Claudia Rankine, Call Number: 811.54 R211C 

Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston, Call Number: 813.52 H966T 1978

Poems from the Women's Movement. Honor Moore. 811.5408 P744

Book of Light. Lucille Clifton. 811.54 C639B

Two-Headed Woman. Lucille Clifton. 811.54 C639T

Dated Emcess. Chinaka Hodge. Call Number: 811.6 H688D or ebook