Recommended Reading List (And Listening/Viewing)

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Culturally Responsive Teaching

  • Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain – Zaretta Hammond
  • Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning – Sharroky Hollie
  • The Dream Keepers – Gloria Ladson-Billings
  • Fugitive Pedagogy – Jarvis R. Givens
  • Courageous Conversations About Race – Glenn E Singleton

Race, Racism, and Antiracism

  • White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
  • Where Do We Go From Here – Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Autobiography of Malcolm X. as told by Alex Haley – Alex Haley
  • My Grandmother’s Hands – Resmaa Menakem
  • White Rage – Carol Anderson
  • The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander
  • Stamped From The Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi
  • How To Be Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi
  • Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? – Beverly Daniel Tatum
  • Between The World and Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Choice We Face: How Segregation, Race, and Power Have Shaped America’s Most Controversial Education Reform Movement – Jon Hale
  • The Education of Blacks in the South 1860-1935 – James D. Anderson
  • Black Majority – Peter H. Wood

Indigenous Lives

  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie
  • Rez Life – David Treuer
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History Of The United States – Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • 1491 – Charles C. Mann
  • 1493 – Charles C. Mann
  • Lakota Woman – Mary Crow Dog

Chicanx / Latinx Lives

  • The Devil’s Highway – Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940-1977 – Mirelsie Velázquez

Feminism / Womanism

  • Sweetwater – Robin M. Boylorn
  • Feminism Without Borders – Chandra Talpade Mohanty
  • A History Of U.S. Feminism – Rory Dicker
  • Girls To The Front – Sara Marcus


  • Tribe – Sebastian Junger
  • With The Old Breed – E.B. Sledge


  • The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog – Perry & Szalavitz


  • Savage Inequalities – Jonathan Kozol
  • The Death and Life of the Great American School System – Diane Ravitch
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed – Paulo Freire


  • The Horse, The Wheel, and Language – David Anthony
  • The Riddle of the Labyrinth – Margalit Fox
  • Constructing A Language – Michael Tomasello
  • Language, Capitalism, Colonialism Toward A Critical History – Monica Heller, Bonnie McElhinny


  • And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Florida’s Purge of Lesbian and Gay Teachers  – Karen Graves

General American History

  • A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen



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