Summer 2018 Reading List


Extended Summer Reading List Below

  • Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram Kendi (2016) (National Book Award Winner)
  • What Truth Sounds Like by Michael Eric Dyson (2018) (follow up to Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson, 2017)
  • We are Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream by William Perez (2009)
  • Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us by Claude Steele (2010)
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (2005)
  • Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji & Anthony Greenwald (2016)
  • Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity by James Martin, S.J. (2017)
  • Racial Justice and the Catholic Church by Bryan Massingale (2010)
  • Chokehold: Policing Black Men by Paul Butler (2017)
  • The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and the Story That Sparked the Civil War by Jared Brock 2018
  • Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward (2018)
  • Oxherding Tale: A Novel by Charles Johnson (2005)
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2015)
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors (2018)
  • The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin with Introduction by Bryan Stevenson (2018)
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance (2016)
  • Everything Here Is Beautiful: A Novel by Mira T. Lee (2018)
  • The Round House: A Novel by Louise Eldridge (2012)
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD (revised and updated 2017)
  • Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (2018)
  • American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear by Khaled A. Beydoun (2018)
  • Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman's Awakening by Manal al-Sharif (2017)
  • This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror by Moustafa Bayoumi (2015)
  • Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock (2014)
  • Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride (2018)
  • Trans/Portraits by Jackson Wright Shultz (2015)
  • Make Your Home Among Strangers: A Novel by Jennine Capó Crucet (2015)
  • Homegoing: A Novel by Yaa Gyasi   (2016)
  • Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism by Naoki Higashida (2017)
  • The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead (2016)

Common Texts: Reminder of our two common texts selected by the committee led by Dr. Susan Meyers:

  • Tulalip, From My Heart: An Autobiographical Account of a Reservation Community by Harriette Shelton Dover, 2015 (for the 2018-2019 academic year)
  • So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo, 2018 (for the 2019-2020 academic year)