Our Personal Library

We have collected various books and films, all located in the Multicultural Community Center, 104A Davee Library. We have ordered some of them specifically while others have been left by previous students. If you desire to take one from the room, mark it down on the signup sheet. If you have any requests of books/films we should look into, or you have some you would like to donate, feel free to contact us.

Resource Guides at the Davee Library:
These guides are meant to be a brief overview of various resources, including those related to diversity, inclusion, and belonging, within the library. Please look in Search@UW or talk to a librarian if you wish to locate additional resources.


"A Guide to Gender" (2nd edition) by Sam Killerman

"It is a few hundred pages of gender exploration, social justice how-tos, practical resources, and fun graphics & comics." It is broken into four sections: Basic Training, Breaking through the Binary, Feminism & Gender Equity, and Social Justice Competence. 

"A Queer History of the Untied States" by Michael Bronski

"A Queer History of the United States" is more than a "who's who" of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary-source documents, literature, and cultural histories, scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s.

"Becoming a Visible Man" by Jamison Green 

"Written by a leading activist in the transgender movement, Becoming a Visible Man is an artful and compelling inquiry into the politics of gender. Jamison Green combines candid autobiography with informed analysis to offer unique insight into the multiple challenges of the female-to-male transsexual experience, ranging from encounters with prejudice and strained relationships with family to the development of an FTM community and the realities of surgical sex reassignment."

"Bi Any Other Name" by Lani Ka'ahumanu & Loraine Hutchins

"The coming out stories in this book speak to the many ways bisexuals embrace realities outside rigid either/or categories throughout the passage of our lives. Everyday stories of women, men, transgender bisexuals, teenagers to octogenarians, from many different cultures and family arrangements. The fierce truth of these lives made visible puts a check on bisexual erasure, exposing the binary constructions of gay/straight and male/female as oversimplifications that reduce spectrums to mere opposites."

"Coming Out Spiritually: The Next Step" by Christian de la Huerta

"In these times of dramatic social change, when the highly charged issue of homosexuality is undeniably causing controversy in many areas--religion, marriage, politics, education, the military--Christian de la Huerta, founder and director of Q-Spirit, offers a fresh outlook on gay spirituatlity and how to assert it."

"Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation" by Kate Bornstein

"In Gender Outlaws, Bornstein, together with writer, Raconteur, and theater artist S. Bear Bergman, collects and contextualizes the work of this generations's trans and genderqueer forward thinkers--new voices from the stage, on the streets, in the workplace, in the bedroom, and on the pages and websites of the worlds most respected mainstream news sources. Gender Outlaws includes essays, commentary, comic art, and conversations from a diverse group of trans-spectrum people who live and believe in barrier-breaking lives."

"In a Queer Time & Place" by J.Jack Halberstam

"In her first book since the critically acclaimed Female Masculinity, Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms, especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture."

"Intersex and Identity: the Contested Self" by Sharon E. Preves

"Drawing upon life history interviews with adults who were treated for intersexuality as children, Sharon E. Preves explores how such individuals experience and cope with being labeled sexual deviants in a society that demands sexual conformity. Preves frames their stories within a sociological discussion of gender, the history of intersex medicalization, the recent political mobilization of intersexed adults, and the implications of their activism on identity negotiation, medical practice, and cultural norms. By demonstrating how intersexed people manage and create their own identities, often in conflict with their medical diagnosis, Preves argues that medical intervention into intersexuality often creates, rather than mitigates, the stigma these people suffer."

"Parrotfish" by Ellen Wittlinger

"Angela Katz-McNair has never felt quite right as a girl. Her whole life has led up to the day she decides to become Grady, a guy. While coming out as transgendered feels right to Grady, he isn't prepared for the reactions of his friends and family. His mother is upset, his little sister is mortified, and his best friend, Eve, won't talk to him in public. Why can't people just let Grady be himself?

Grady's life is miserable until he finds friends in unexpected places - school geek, Sebastian, who tells Grady that there is a precedent for transgenders in the natural world, and Kita, a senior, who might just be Grady's first love. With their help, can Grady find support and acceptance? Can he finally be comfortable as his true self?"

"Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University" by Matt Brim

"In Poor Queer Studies Matt Brim shifts queer studies away from its familiar sites of elite educaiton toward poor and working-class poeple, places, and pedagogies. Brim shows how queer studies also takes place beyond the halls of flagship institutions: in night school; after a three-hour commute; in overflowing classrooms at no-name colleges; with no research budget; without access to decent food; with kids in tow; in a state of homelessness. Drawing on the everyday experience of teaching and learning queer studies at the College of Staten Island, Brim outlines the ways the field has been driven by the amterial and intellectual resources of those institutions that neglect and rearely serve poor and minority students. By exploring poor and working-class queer ideas and laying bare the structural and disciplinary mechanisms of inequality that suppress them, Brim jumpstarts a queer-class knowledge project committed to anti-elitist and antiracist education. Poor Queer Studies is essental for all fo those who care about the state of higher education and building a more equitable academy."

"Positively Gay" by Betty Berzon

"With a list of contributors from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and approaches, this important resource, compiled by Dr. Betty Berzon, spotlights significant but often overlooked topics such as building successful same-sex partnerships, reconciling religious dilemmas, coming out to one's family, creating gay families, using voting power to effect change, dealing with legal and financial issues, and living as a gay person of color. Gay and lesbian readers will find much to inform and guide them on their journey to self-acceptance."

"Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement - A Photographic Journey" by Christopher Measom

"This richly illustrated book - commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising - traces landmark events and key individuals of the LGBTQ+ Pride movement from the 1920s to today through a wealth of images; quotes; and excerpts from key articles, speeches, and important dramatic, musical, and literary works. It is an inspirational celebration and homage to this historic movement over the last hundred years."

"Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement" by Matthew Todd

"Pride documents the milestones inf the fight for LGBTQ equality, from the victories of early activists to the passing of legislation barring discrimination, and the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ community in politics, sports, culture, and the media. Rare images and documents cover the seminal movements, events, and breakthroughs of the movement, while the personal testimonies share the voices of key figures on a broad range of topics, including activivst Maureen Duffy on the early days of the movement, Asifa Lahore, Britain's first Muslim drag queen on religion, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters on music, and writer Paris Lees on trans representation. Pride is a unique celebration of the LGBTQ culture, an account of the oingoing challenges facing the community, and a testament to the equal rights that have been won for many as a result of the passion and determiniation of this mass movement."

"Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives"
Interviews by Nia King, Co-edited by Jessica Glennon-Zukoff and Terra Mikalson

Mixed-race queer art activist Nia King left a full-time job in an effort to center her life around making art. Grappling with questions of purpose, survival, and compromise, she started a podcast called We Want the Airways in order to pick the brains of fellow queer and trans artists of color about their work, their lives, and "making it" - both in terms of success and in terms of survival.

In this collection of interviews, Nia discusses fat burlesque with Magnoliah Black, queer fashion with Kiam Marcello Junio, interning at Playboy with Janet Mock, dating gay Latino Republicans with Julio Salgado, intellectual hazing with Kortney Ryan Ziegler, gay gentrification with Van Binfa, getting a book deal with Virgie Tovar, the politics of black drag with Micia Mosely, evading deportation with Yosimar Reyes, weird science with Ryka Aoki, gay public sex in Africa with Nick Mwaluko, thin privilege with Fabian Romero, the tyranny of "self-care" with Lovemme Corazon, "selling out" with Miss Persia and Daddie$ Pla$tik, the self-employed art activist hustle with Leah Lakshmi Piepzne-Samarsinha, and much, much more. Welcome to the future of QPOC art activism.

"Queer & Trans Artists of Color: Volume Two"
Interviews by Nia King, edited by Elena Rose

Building on the groundbreaking first volume, "Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives," Nia King is back with a second archive of interviews from her podcast We Want the Airwaves. She maintains her signature frankness as an interviewer while seeking advice on surviving capitalism from creative folks who often find their labor devalued.

In this collection of interviews, Nia discusses biphobia in gay men's communities with Juba Kalamka, helping border-crossers find water in the desert with Micha Cardenas, trying to preserve Indigenous languages through painting with Grace Rosario Perkins, revolutionary monster stories with Elena Rose, using textiles to protest police violence with Indira Allegra, trying to respectfully reclaim one's own culture with Amir Rabiyah, taking on punk racism with Mimi Thi Nguyen, the imminent trans women of color world takeover with Lexi Adsit, queer life i WWII Japanese American incarceration camps with Tina Takemoto, hip-hop and Black Nationalism with Ajuan Mance, making music in exile with Martin Sorrondeguy, issue-based versus identity-based organizing with Trish Salah, ten years of curating and touring with the QTPOC arts organization Mangos With Chili with Cherry Galette, raising awareness about gentrification through games with Mattie Brice, self-publishing versus working with a small press with Vivek Shreya, and the colonial nature of journalism school with Kiley May. The conversation continues. Bear witness to QTPOC brilliance.

"Queer Blues" by Kimeron N. Hardin

"Queer Blues" is the only guide to focus on the triggers of depression specific to the gay and lesbian community and to offer concrete strategies to overcome them. The authors explain the many forms of depression and explore its unique impact on lesbians and gay men.

"QUEER (IN)JUSTICE" by Joey L. Mogul

"A groundbreaking work that turns a "queer eye" on the criminal legal system, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, prisoners and survivors of crime. the authors unpack queer criminal archetypes--like "gleeful gay killers," "lethal lesbians," "disease spreaders," and "deceptive gender benders"--to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, they prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities."

"Queer, There, and Everywhere" by Sarah Prager

"Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Rosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn't make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era."

"Radical Love" by Patrick S. Cheng

"In this lucid and compelling introduction, Cheng provides a historical survey of how queer theology has developed from the 1950s to today and then explicates the themes of queer theology using the ecumenical creeds as a general framework. Topics include revelation, God, Trinity, creation, Jesus Christ, atonement, sin, grace, Holy Spirit, church, sacraments, and last things, as seen through the lenses of LGBT theologians." 

"Sexting the Body" by Anne Fausto-Sterling

"Drawing on astonishing real-life cases and a probing analysis of centuries of scientific research, Fausto-Sterling demonstrates how scientists have historically politicized the body. In lively and impassioned prose, she breaks down three key dualisms - sex/gender, nature/nurture, and real/constructed - and asserts that individuals born as mixtures of male and female exists as one of five natural human variants and, as such, should bot be forced to compromise their differences to fit a flawed societal definition of normality."

"Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology from Middle America" Edited by Ryan Schuessler & Kevin Whiteneir, Jr.

"The middle of America - the Midwest, Appalachia, the Rust Belt, the Great Plains, the Upper South - is a queer place, and it always has been. The queer poeople of its cities, fams, and suburbs do not exist only to serve as "blue dots" within "red states". Every story about a kid from Iowa who steps off the bus in Manhattan, ready to "finally" live, is a story about a kid who was already living in Iowa. Sweeter Voices Still is about that kid and has been written by poeple like them. This collection features queet voices you might recognize - establihsed and successful writers and thinkers - and others you might not - people who don't think of themselves as writers at all. You'll find sex, love, and heartbreak and all the beings we meet along the way: trees, deer, cicadas, sturgeon. Most of all, you'll find real people."

"The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle" by Lillian Faderman

"The Gay Revolution begins in the 1950s, when gays and lesbians were criminals, psychiatrists saw them as mentally ill, churches saw them as sinners, society victimized them with hatred. Against this dark backdrop, a few brave people began to fight back, paving the way for the revolutionary changes of the 1960s and beyond. Faderman discusses the protests in the 1960s; the counter reaction of the 1970s and early eighties; the decimated but united community during the AIDS epidemic; and the current hurdle for the right to marriage equality."

"The Social Construction of Sexuality" (3rd Edition) by Steven Seidman

"In "The Social Construction of Sexuality," Steven Seidman investigates the political and social consequences of privileging certain sexual practices and identities while stigmatizing others. Addressing a range of topics from gay and lesbian identities to sex work, Seidman delves into issues of social control that inform popular beliefs and moral standards."

"The Slow Fix" by Ivan Coyote

"With "The Slow Fix,' Ivan returns to her short story toots in a collection that is disarming, warm, and funny, while it at the same time subverts our preconceived notions of gender roles. Ivan excels at finding the small yet significant truths in our everyday gestures and interactions. By doing so, she helps us to embrace not what makes us women or men, but human beings."

"Trans Bodies, Trans Selves" by Laura Erickson-Schroth

"Trans Bodies, Trans Selves" is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide fro transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by "Our Bodies, Ourselves," the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, "Trans Bodies, Trans Selves" is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more.

"Transgender History" by Susan Stryker

"Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, "Transgender History" takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II; trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of "The Transsexaul Phenomenon," and lasted through the early 1970s; the mid-'70s to 1990-the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years; and the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s."

"Transgender History: Revised Edition" by Susan Stryker

The classic guide to American transgender history since the nineteenth century, Transgender History covers the major movements, writings, and events that shape today's gender revolution. Chapters cover terms and concepts, the history of medicalization, transgender community formation, trans radicalism, and social change movements, the turf wars of identity politics, and the latest advances in civil rights.

"Trans* in College" by Z Nicolazzo

"This is both a personal book that offers an account of the author's own trans* identity and a deeply engaged study of trans* collegians that reveals the complexities of trans* identities, and how these students navigate the trans* oppression present throughout society and their institutions, create community and resilience, and establish meaning and control in a world that assumes binary genders."

"Two-Spirit People" by Sue-Ellen Jacobs

"This landmark book combines the voices of Native Americans and non-Indians, anthropologists, and others, in a exploration of gender and sexuality issues as they relate to lesbian, gay, trans-gendered, and other 'marked' Native Americans. Focusing on the concept of two-spirit people - individuals not necessarily gay or lesbian, transvestite or bisexual, but whose behaviors or beliefs may sometimes be interpreted by others as uncharacterisitc of their sex - this book is the first to provide an intimate look at how many two-spirit people feel about themselves, how other Native Americans treat them, and how anthropologists and other scholars interpret them and their cultures."

"We Will Always Be Here" by Jenny Kalvaitis & Kristen Whitson

"Wisconsin's history is full of extraordinary and often untold stories about LGBTQ+ peopl who changed our world for the better. We Will Always Be Here highlights twenty-seven of these fascinating moments from the past, featuring the state, and primary sources - including diary entries, love letters, zines, advertisements, oral histories, and more - that bring each story to life.
The LGBTQ+ people, allies, and acitivists in this guide made history by taking steps that young people can take today - by educating themselves, telling their own stories, being true to themselves, building communities, and getting active. The aim of this celebratory book is not only to share compelling stories from Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ history, but alos to inspire and embolden young people to make positive change in the world."

"Whipping Girl" by Julia Serano

 "In the updated second edition of "Whipping Girl," Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her diverse background as a lesbian transgender activist and and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations--both pre- and post-transition--to reveal the ways in which fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness toward femininity shape our societal attitudes towards trans women, as well as gender and sexuality as a whole."

"Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence," edited by Lexie Bean

"Written by and for trans and non-binrary survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, Written on the Body: Letters from Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence," edited by Lexie Bean, offers support, guidance, and hope for those who struggle to find safety at home, in the body, and other unwelcoming places.

This collection of letters written to body parts weaves together narratives of gender, identity, and abuse. It is the coming together of those who have been fragmented and often met with disbelief. The book holds the concersn and truths that many trans people share while offering space for dialogue and reclamation.

Written with intelligence and intimacy, this book is for those who have found powerf in reshaping their bodies, families, and lives."

"You're in the Wrong Bathroom!" by Laura Erickson-Schroth

"From Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner to Thomas Beatie ("the pregnant man") and transgender youth, coverage of trans lives has been exploding--yet so much misinformation persists. Bringing together the medical, social, psychological, and political aspects of being trans in the United States today, "You're in the Wrong Bathroom!": And 20 Other Myths About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People" unpacks the 21 most common myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender-nonconforming people."


Multicultural Books

"A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn

"Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of--and in the words of--America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers."

"Africa South of the Sahara: A Geographical Interpretation" (2nd edition) by Robert Stock

"This authoritative text provides a broad introduction to the geography of this rapidly changing region."

"An Indigenous People's History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)" by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

"The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples."

"Can We Talk about Race?: And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation (Race, Education, and Demoncracy)" by Beverly Tatum

"Tatum examines some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations: The need of African American students to see themselves reflected in curricula and institutions, How unexamined racial attitudes can negatively affect minority-student achievement, The possibilities--and complications--of intimate crossracial friendships."

"Changing the Narrative: Socially Just Leaderhsip Education" edited by Kathy L. Guthrie & Vivechkanad S. Chunoo

"CHINA, INC." by Ted C. Fishman

"Veteran Journalist Ted C. Fishman shows how China will force all of us to make big changes in how we think about ourselves as consumers, workers, citizens, and even as parents. The result is a richly engaging work of penetrating, up-to-the-minute reportage and brilliant analysis that will forever change how readers think about America's future."

"Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity (City Lights Open Media)" by Time Wise

"Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice. Colorblind presents a timely and provocative look at contemporary racism and offers fresh ideas on what can be done to achieve true social justice and economic equality."

"Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights" by Kenji Yoshino

"In this remarkable and elegant work, acclaimed Yale Law School professor Kenji Yoshino fuses legal manifesto and poetic memoir to call for a redefinition of civil rights in our law and culture."

"Developing Strategic International Partnerships: Models for Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Institutional Linkages" by Susan Buck Sutton and Danial Obst

"International collaboration has become integral to higher education in the 21st century, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the recent proliferation of international partnerships among colleges and universities."

"Drumlanrig Castle"

"Ancient Douglas stronghold and Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry"

"Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother "by Sonia Nazario

"Enrique's Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States."

"Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race in School" by Mica Pollock

"Which acts by educators are "racist" and which are "antiracist"? How can an educator constructively discuss complex issues of race with students and colleagues? In Everyday Antiracism, leading educators deal with the most challenging questions about race in school, offering invaluable and effective advice."

"Exploring Czech Bohemia"

(Note. This book is not in English)

"Fire and Earth: The Tibetan Black Pottery Tradition"

"Global Issues Politics, Economics, and Culture" (2nd Edition) by Richard J. Payne

"From human rights and terrorism to climate change and pandemics, Global Issues is a current and topical look at the forces driving globalization. this text focuses on global affairs that transcend state boundaries and are transforming the international system."

"Got Solidarity? Challenging Straight White College Men to Advocate for Social Justice" by Dr. Jorg Vianden

The 21st Century in the United States continues to be marked by persistent disparities between members of different classes, races, genders, and sexual orientations. Influencers of this society seem bent on polarizing citizens along their diverse identities, often blaming those already disadvantaged for the nation’s apparent plights. Elite white men still benefit from a political, economic, and social hegemony and some ardently resist an egalitarian society. Preserving American democracy rests in the hands of young Americans committed to equity and social justice.

In Got Solidarity?, Jörg Vianden reports the results from the Straight White College Men Project," a nationwide qualitative study of how heterosexual white college men experience or perceive campus and community diversity issues. In college, few white men tend to engage in majors, discussions, or courses on diversity, inclusion, equity, or social justice. Indeed, many white men say that they have "no place" in these discussions, and more commonly assert that "diversity is not about them." Using a sociological perspective, the author chronicles their upbringing in families and schools, their perspectives on race, gender, and sexual orientation, as well as their trepidations on challenging oppression they notice taking place around them. Their stories lead to a renewed understanding of how white disengagement constrains progress toward a just society. This book offers strategies for enhancing college teaching and learning, adds to the body of research on identity development theory, and provides implications for improving campus climates, fostering social justice advocacy, as well as re-designing programs promoting understanding of human differences.

Written especially for straight white male college students, as well as for educators at all levels, this book underscores the critical need for whites to raise consciousness, activate empathy, and build solidarity with members of minoritized social groups. Given the current American predicament, Got Solidarity? makes a timely contribution to our understanding of masculinity and endeavors to create a just society.

How Real is Race?: A Sourcebook On Race, Culture, and Biology by Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Rosemary Henze, and Yoloanda T. Moses

"How real is race? What is biological fact, what is ficition, and where does culture enter? What do we mean by a "colorblind" or "postracial" society or when we say that race is a "social construction"? If race is an invention, can we elimate it?"

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

"A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time."

Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Approach by Julio Lopez-Arias and Gladys M. Varona-Lacey

(There are two copies of this book.)
"Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Approach presents a broad perspective of Latin America and highlights its major events, issues, and political, social and economic changes."

Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation by Ray Suarez

"Latino Americans shares the personal struggles and successes of immigrants, poets, soldiers, and many others--individuals who have made an impact on history, as well as those whose extraordinary lives shed light on the times in which they lived, and the legacy of this incredible American people."

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen

"Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past."

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy Angela Degruy

"From the beginning of American chattel slavery in 1619, until the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Africans were hunted like animals, captured, sold, tortured and raped. They experienced the worst kind of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual abuse. Given such history, Dr. Joy DeGruy asks, 'Isn't it likely that many slaves were severely traumatized? Furthermore, did the trauma and the effects of such horrific abuse end with the abolition of slavery?'"

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups, Second Edition (Teaching/Learning Social Justice) by Diane J. Goodman

"Promoting Diversity and Social Justice provides theories, perspectives, and strategies that are useful for working with adults from privileged groups--those who are in a more powerful position in any given type of oppression. The thoroughly revised edition of this accessible and practical guide offers tools that allow educators to be more reflective and intentional in their work--helping them to consider who they're working with, what they're doing, why they're doing it and how to educate more effectively."

Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race by Derald Wing Sue

"Turn uncomfortable conversations into meaningful dialogue: If you believe that talking about race is impolite, or that "colorblindness" is the preferred approach, you must read this book. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence debunks the most pervasive myths using evidence, easy-to-understand examples, and practical tools."

Secrets of the Negro Baseball League: As Told By Dennis BiddleStrangers to These Shores (8th edition) by Vincent N. Parrillo

"This best-selling, comprehensive text on racial and ethnic relations in the U.S. covers theoretical issues and the experiences of more than 50 racial, ethnic, and religious groups."

Teaching About Race and Racism in the College Classroom: Notes from a White Professor by Dr. Cyndi Kernahan

Teaching about race and racism can be a difficult business. Students and instructors alike often struggle with strong emotions, and many people have robust preexisting beliefs about race. At the same time, this is a moment that demands a clear understanding of racism. It is important for students to learn how we got here and how racism is more than just individual acts of meanness. Students also need to understand that colorblindness is not an effective anti-racism strategy.

In this book, Cyndi Kernahan argues that you can be honest and unflinching in your teaching about racism while also providing a compassionate learning environment that allows for mistakes and avoids shaming students. She provides evidence for how learning works with respect to race and racism along with practical teaching strategies rooted in that evidence to help instructors feel more confident. She also differentiates between how white students and students of color are likely to experience the classroom, helping instructors provide a more effective learning experience for all students.

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson

"Short, emotional, literary, powerful--Tears We Cannot Stop is the book that all Americans who care about the current and long-burning crisis in race relaitons will want to read."

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross by Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

"By highlighting the complex internal debates and class differences within the Black Experience in this country, readers will learn that the African American community, which black abolitionist Martin R. Delany described as a 'nation within a nation,' has never been a truly uniform entity, and that its members have been debating their differences of opinion and belief from their very first days in this country."

The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America by Michael Eric Dyson

"Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama's identity and groundbreaking presidency."

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap by Matt Taibbi

"Through astonishing--and enraging--accounts of the high-stakes capers of the wealthy and nightmare stories of regular people caught in the Divide's punishing logic, Taibbi lays bare one of the greatest challenges we face in contemporary American life: surviving a system that devours the lives of the poor, turns a blind eye to the destructive crimes of the wealthy, and implicates us all."

The Forum on Education Abroad

There are multiple booklets including: Code of Ethics for Education Abroad (X2), Standards of Good Practice for Short-Term Education Abroad Programs, Quality, Improvement Program - Quip for Education Abroad, The Forum on Education Abroad Incident Database Pilot Project: Preliminary Report, State of the Field: Survey 2009, Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad (X2), and Education Abroad Glossary (X2). 

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang

"In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-ton jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to America. But lacking a written language of their own, the Hmong experience has been primarily recorded by others. Driven to tell her family's story after her grandmother's death, The Latehomecomer is Kao Kalia Yang's tribute to the remarkable woman whose spirit held them all together. it is also an eloquent, firsthand account of a people who have worked hard to make their voices heard." 

The Making of Asian America: A History by Erika Lee

"In the past fifty years, Asian Americans have helped change the face of America and are now the fastest growing group in the United States. But much of their long history has been forgotten. 'In her sweeping, powerful new book, Erika Lee considers the rich, complicated, and sometimes invisible histories of Asians in the United States' (Huffington Post)."

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

"Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness."

Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race (Teaching/Learning Social Justice) by Frances Kendall

"Knowingly and unknowingly we all grapple with race every day. Understanding White Privelege delves into the complex interplay between race, power, and privilege in both organizations and private life. It offers an unflinching look at how ignorance can perpetuate privilege, and offers practical and thoughtful insights into how people of all races can work to break this cycle."

We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation by Jeff Chang

"In this provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can't Stop Won't Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country."

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise

"With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere."

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It (2nd Edition) by Shelly Tochluk

"Witnessing Whiteness invites readers to consider what it means to be white, describes and critiques strategies used to avoid race issues, and identifies the detrimental effect of avoiding race on cross-race collaborations."

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Converstaions About Race by Beverly Danial Tatum

"Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clusterered in thier own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategry?"

Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White by Frank Wu

"Writing in the tradition of W. E. B. Du Bois, Cornel West, and others who confronted the "color line" of the twentieth century, journalist, scholar, and activist Frank H. Wu offers a unique perspective on how changing ideas of racial identity will affect race relations in the twenty-first century."


Miscellaneous Books

50 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me about College: Straight Talk for First Generation College Students FROM First Generation College Graduates by Angel D. Flores
A Survival Guide to The Stress of Organizational Change by Price Pritchett & Ron Pound

Academic Administrator's Guide to Exemplary Leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Cheng Xiaobei's Photography

Classic Readings in Sociology by Eve L. Howard

Entertainment &  Society: Audiences, Trends, and Impacts by Shay Sayre & Cynthia King

Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference (Instructor's guide) by Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, and Timothy R. McMahon

Good to Great and the Social Sectors: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great by Jim Collins

Keys to Success: Building Successful Intelligence for College, Career, and Life (5th Edition) by Carol Carer, Joyce Bishop, & Sarah Lyman Kravits

(There are two copies of this book.)

Modern American Prose (2nd edition) by Clifford DiYanni

Remote and Controlled: Media Politics in a Cynical Age by Matthew Robert Kerbel

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

This is a bilingual version, including a Portuguese Translation

Prioritizing Academic Programs and Services: Reallocating Resources to Achieve Strategic Balance by Robert C. Dickeson

The Complete Paratime - All of the Classic Paratime Police Stories in One Volume: Paratime Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen by H. Beam Piper

The Manager's Communication Handbook: A Practical Guide to Build Understanding, Support, and Acceptance by David Cottrell and Eric Harvey

University of Wisconsin - River Falls 2005-2008




Gender Revolution with Katie Couric 

"Katie Couric travels across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors, and families about the complex issue of gender."

God and Gays: Bridging the Gap by Luane Beck

"This film explores sexuality and spirituality through the eyes and experiences of people wanting a relationship with the very religion that rejects them."

Growing Up Trans

(Available to watch online.)
"Just a generation ago, it was adults, not kids, who changed genders. But today, many children are transitioning, too--with new medical options, and at younger and younger ages. in Growing Up Trans, FRONTLINE takes viewers on an intimate and eye-opening journey inside the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their families."

Milk by Dustin Lance Black

"The story of Harvey Milk and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official."

Out in America by Andrew Goldberg

"'Out in America' is a one-hour documentary showcasing LGBT Americans in their everyday lives. The film will deliver a compelling, multilayered portrait of LGBT Americans through their own words and experiences. The film will connect the common themes running through numerous personal stories about growing, coming out, nurturing relationships, overcoming social and familial challenges, fighting discrimination, and HIV, and achieving individual status and respect in America."

The Stonewall Uprising

(Available to watch online.)
"When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world."

TransGeneration by Katherine A. Baker

"What is it like to be a man trapped in a woman's body? How does a woman become a man? TRANSGENERATION, a dramatic and mesmerizing eight-part series, is a year-in-the-life look at four college students--Gabbie, Lucas, Raci and T.S.--who are juggling the challenges of academia with their commitment to transition from the birth sex."


Multicultural Films


"When an adventurous teen discovers a secret map to a mythical dragon, he and his three best friends decide to go on a quest that leads them on a journey filled with danger, excitement, and self-discovery. Hmong language film with English Subtitles."

Dear White People

"At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination."

I Am Not Your Negro

"Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House."

Latino Americans

"From PBS - Survey the history and people from the first Spanish explorations in North America to the Mexican-American War."

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"Professor Gates describes the history of the African American people by talking to historians, authors, and the people who made history."

The Other Side of Immigration by Roy Germano

"Based on over 700 interviews in Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the United States, The Other Side of Immigration asks why so many Mexicans come to the U.S. and wht happens to the families and communities they leave behind."

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