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WHM Reading List 2023

Moya Bailey, Misogynoir Transformed

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, As We Have Always Done

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson & Robyn Menard, Rehearsals for Living

Grace Lee Boggs, Living for Change

Susan Burch, Committed: Remembering Native Kinship In and Beyond Institutions

Patricia Hill Collins, Black Feminist Thought

Angela Davis, Women, Race, and Class

Georgiann Davis, Contesting Intersex

Sylvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation

Lucie Felding. Trans Sex

Deborah Gray White, Ar’n’t I A Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Undrowned. Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

Sarah Haley, No Mercy Here

Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother

Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beuatiful Experiments

Laura Hirshbein, American Melancholy

bell hooks, Salvation

Mariame Kaba, We Do This 'Til We Free Us

Katty Kay & Claire Shipman, The Confidence Code

Billy Jean King, All In

Maia Kobabe, Gender Queer: A Memoir

Patty Krawec, Becoming Kin

Ruby Kuar, Homebody

Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals

Tressie McMillan Cottom, THICK and Other Essays

Tiya Miles, Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom

Chanel Miller, Know My Name

Anne Moody, Coming of Age in Mississippi

Toni Morrison, The Source of Self Regard

Z. Niccolazo & Amanda Tachine, Weaving An Otherwise

Michelle Obama, Becoming

Annelise Orleck, Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty

Miriam Petty, Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930's Hollywood

Beth Richie, Arrested Justice

Andrea J. Ritchie, Practicing New Worlds

Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body

Joan Ryan, Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters

Sarah Schulman. Israel/Palestine and the Queer International

Neena Schwartz, A Lab of My Own

Robin Solinger. The Abortionist: A Woman Against the Law

Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me

C. Riley Snorton, Black on Both Sides

Amanda Tachine, Native Presence and Sovereignty in College

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Editor. How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

Ava Thompson Greenwell, Ladies Leading: The Women Who Control Television News

Rebecca Traister, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Kathi Weeks, “Abolition of the family: the most infamous feminist proposal"

Alice Wong, Year of the Tiger, An Activist's Life

Patricia Williams, The Alchemy of Race and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor

He Yin Zin, The Birth of Chinese Feminism: essential texts in transnational theory


List Suggestions Generously Provided By:

Kelly Benkert (Leadership & Community Engagement), Sarah Brown (WC/OIDI), Ruth Curry (Civic Engagement), Kamaria Excel (CARE), Jessica Galanos (Equity), Joanna Gaines (Legal Studies), Jasmine Gurneau (NAIA/OIDI), Leslie Harris (History), Missy Isaacson (Medill), Soo La Kim (SPS), Michelle Manno (OIDI), Kate Masur (History), Mary Patillo (African American Studies/ Black Studies), Pam Silas (CNAIR), Charla Wilson (University Library), Paola Zamperini (Asian Languages & Cultures)