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Women’s Center Monthly Reading List

The Women’s Center has curated a monthly reading list to showcase the importance of literature and the transformative power of the written word. This list will include theoretical text, fictional novels, non fiction books and articles. Skim through our list and let us know your favorite piece! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

February is the celebration of Black History Month, so we complied a list of a few powerful books, articles and poems to keep you going through the month.

Black History Month Books:

  • Women, Race, and Class – Angela Davis
  • The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
  • Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America – Ayana Byrd and Lori Tharps
  • Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual African American Fiction – Don Weise (compiler)
  • Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches – Audre Lorde
  • Men We Reaped: A Memoir – Jesmyn Ward
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More – Janet Mock
  • Ebony & Ivory: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities – Craig Steven Wilder
  • Black Feminist Thought – Patricia Hill Collins
  • Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism – bell hooks
  • In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose – Alice Walker
  • Erotic Revolutionaries: Black Women, Sexuality, and Popular Culture – Shayne Lee
  • Sisters in the Struggle: African-American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement – edited by Bettye Collier-Thomas and V.P. Franklin
  • Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry – Tiffany M. McGill
  • Pushout – Monique Morris
  • Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina My Story of Adversity and Grace – Misty Copeland
  • Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie