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Clairvoyance Installation #2: White People Read

White People Read: Reading List

As part of Clairvoyance Installation #2: White People Read, Diana Oh has curated the following list of books, with a focus on the experiences, histories, and stories of queer and trans people of color (QTPOC) and women of color. The intention of this reading list is to invite white-identifying individuals to recognize and challenge their place within structures of white dominance.

All of these books can be found online, and most can be found at the Boston Public Library where White People Read took place.

We Should All Be Feminists
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2014
ISBN: 978-1101911761

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
By Michelle Alexander, 2010
ISBN: 978-1595586438

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide
By Carol Anderson, 2016
ISBN: 978-1632864130

Asian American Tarot: A Mental Health Project
By The Asian American Literary Review, 2017

The Fire Next Time
By James Baldwin, 1963
ISBN: 978-0679744726

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
By Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors, 2018
ISBN: 978-1250171085

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
By Edward. E. Baptist, 2014
ISBN: 978-0465049660

Rape and Sexual Power in Early America
By Sharon Block, 2006
ISBN: 978-0807857618

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
By Adrienne Maree Brown, 2017
ISBN: 978-1849352604

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness
By Austin Channing Brown, 2018
ISBN: 978-1524760854

Oppression and the Body: Roots, Resistance, and Resolutions
Edited by Christine Caldwell and Lucia Bennet Leighton, 2018
ISBN: 978-1623172015

Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century
By Barbara Carrellas, 2007
ISBN: 978-0399579684

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II
By Iris Chang, 1991
ISBN: 978-0465068364

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
By Jeff Chang, 2016
ISBN: 978-0312429485

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger
By Sorora Chemaly, 2018
ISBN: 978-1501189555

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias
By Dolly Chugh, 2018
ISBN: 978-0062692146

Forgotten Country
By Catherine Chung, 2012
ISBN: 978-1594486524

Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015
ISBN: 978-0451482211

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
By Brittany Cooper, 2018
ISBN: 978-1250112576

How to Love
By Katie Cotugno, 2013
ISBN: 978-1937006884

No Wall They Can Build: A Guide to Border & Migration Across North America
By CrimethInc., 2017
ISBN: 978-0998982212

Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life
By Roger Daniels, 1990
ISBN: 978-0060505776

Women, Race, & Class
By Angela Y. Davis, 1981
ISBN: 978-0394713519

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism
By Robin DiAngelo, 2018
ISBN: 978-0807047415

Daughters of the Bear: An Anthology of Korean Women’s Stories
Edited by Maite Díez and Jennifer Matthews, 2004
ISBN: 978-0761826750

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, 2014
ISBN: 978-0807057834

Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America
By Michael Eric Dyson, 2017
ISBN: 978-1250135995

The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures
By Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt (Janet W. Hardy), 1997
ISBN: 978-1587613371

The New Bottoming Book
By Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy, 2001
ISBN: 978-1890159351

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
By Reni Eddo-Lodge, 2017
ISBN: 978-1408870556

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood… and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education
By Christopher Emdin, 2016
ISBN: 978-0807028025

I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child
By Cheryl D Evans, 2016
ISBN: 978-0995180710

When Rape was Legal: The Untold History of Sexual Violence during Slavery
By Rachel A. Feinstein, 2018
ISBN: 978-1138629684

Man’s Search for Meaning
By Viktor E. Frankl, 1946
ISBN: 978-0807014295

Asian American Feminisms and Women of Color Politics
Edited by Lynn Fujiwara and Shireen Roshanravan, 2018
ISBN: 978-0295744353

Bad Feminist: Essays
By Roxane Gay, 2014
ISBN: 978-0062282712

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
By Roxane Gay, 2017
ISBN: 978-0062362599

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
By Juan González, 2000
ISBN: 978-0143119289

Hope in the Dark: Believing God Is Good When Life Is Not
By Craig Groeschel, 2018
ISBN: 978-0310342953

The Last Black Unicorn
By Tiffany Haddish, 2017
ISBN: 978-1501181825

Unfuck Your Brain: Getting Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs, and Triggers
By Faith G. Harper, 2017
ISBN: 978-1621063049

Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond
By Lee Harrington, 2009
ISBN: 978-1942733904

Playing Well with Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Navigating and Exploring the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities
By Lee Harrington and Mollena Williams, 2012
ISBN: 978-0937609583

Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries
Edited by Lee Harrington and Tai Fenix Kulstin, 2018
ISBN: 978-1942733799

Around the Way Girl: A Memoir
By Taraji P Henson, 2016
ISBN: 978-1501126000

White Awake: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be White
By Daniel Hill, 2017
ISBN: 978-0830843930

Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections between African Americans and Asian Americans
Edited by Fred Ho and Bill V. Mullen, 2008
ISBN: 978-0822342816

Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations
By bell hooks, 1994
ISBN: 978-0415389587

All About Love: New Visions
By bell hooks, 2000
ISBN: 978-0060959470

The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love
By bell hooks, 2004
ISBN: 978-0743456081

Yellow Face
By David Henry Hwang, 2007
ISBN:978-1559363402

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
By INCITE!, 2017
ISBN: 978-0822369004

Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race
By Debby Irving, 2014
ISBN: 978-0991331307

The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege
By Robert Jenson, 2005
ISBN: 978-0872864498

Milk and Honey
By Rupi Kaur, 2014
ISBN: 978-1449474256

Comfort Women
By Nora Okja Keller, 1997
ISBN:978-0231120333

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
By Ibram X. Kendi, 2016
ISBN: 978-1568585987

Sons and Other Flammable Objects
By Porochista Khakpour, 2007
ISBN: 978-0802143860

The Last Illusion
By Porochista Khakpour, 2014
ISBN: 978-1620403044

East to America: Korean American Life Stories
By Elaine H. Kim and Eui-Young Yu, 1996
ISBN: 978-1565843998

Queer and Trans Artists of Color: Stories of Some of Our Lives
By Nia King, edited by Jessica Glennon-Zukoff and Terra Mikalson, 2014
ISBN: 978-1492215646

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, 2009
ISBN: 978-0307387097

The Gangster We Are All Looking For
By lê thị diễm thúy, 2003
ISBN: 978-0375700026

The Making of Asian America: A History
By Erika Lee, 2015
ISBN: 978-1476739410

Pachinko
By Min Jin Lee, 2017
ISBN:978-1455563920

Unraveling the “Model Minority” Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth
By Stacey J Lee, 1996
ISBN: 978-0807749739

Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.
By Lisa Lister, 2017
ISBN:978-1781807545

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
By Audre Lorde, 1984
ISBN: 1580911862

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
By Carmen Maria Machado, 2017
ISBN: 978-1555977887

At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance–A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power
By Danielle L. McGuire, 2010
ISBN: 978-0307389244

100 Questions and Answers About East Asian Cultures
By Michigan State University School of Journalism, 2014
ISBN: 978-1939880505

The Construction of Whiteness: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Race Formation and the Meaning of a White Identity
Edited by Stephen Middleton, David R. Roediger, and Donald M. Shaffer, 2016
ISBN: 978-1496805553

Red Azalea
By Anchee Min, 1993
ISBN: 978-1400096985

The Cooked Seed: A Memoir
By Anchee Min, 2013
ISBN: 978-1608194230

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
By Janet Mock, 2014
ISBN: 978-1476709130

Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me
By Janet Mock, 2017
ISBN: 978-1501145797

Yellowface: Creating the Chinese in American Popular Music and Performance, 1850s-1920s
By Krystyn R. Moon, 2004
ISBN:978-0813535074

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
Edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, 1981
ISBN: 978-0913175033

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
By Toni Morrison, 1992
ISBN: 978-0679745426

YELL-Oh Girls! Emerging Voices Explore Culture, Identity, and Growing Up Asian American
Edited by Vickie Nam, 2001
ISBN:978-0060959449

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
By Pablo Neruda, 1924
ISBN: 978-0140585902

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
By Trevor Noah, 2017
ISBN:978-1473635302

Asian Americans and the Media
By Kent A Ono and Vincent N. Pham, 2008
ISBN: 978-0745642741

The History of White People
By Nell Irvin Painter, 2010
ISBN: 978-0393339741

Invisible Asians: Korean American Adoptees, Asian American Experiences, and Racial Exceptionalism
By Kim Park Nelson, 2016
ISBN: 978-0813570662

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé
By Morgan Parker, 2017
ISBN: 978-1941040539

Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World
By Tomás Prower, 2018
ISBN: 978-0738753188

Queer Sex: A Trans and Non-Binary Guide to Intimacy, Pleasure and Relationships
By Juno Roche, 2018
ISBN: 978-1785924064

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
ByRichard Rothstein, 2017
ISBN: 978-1631494536

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair
By Sarah Schulman, 2016
ISBN: 978-1551526430

Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
By Julia Serano, 2007
ISBN:978-1580056229

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity
By C. Riley Snorton, 2017
ISBN: 978-1517901738

Witches Sluts Feminists: Connjuring the Sex Positive
By Kristen J. Sollee, 2017
ISBN:978-0996485272

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
By Rebecca Solnit, 2004
ISBN: 978-1608465767

Korean American Women: From Tradition to Modern Feminism
Edited by Young I. Song and Ailee Moon, 1998
ISBN:978-0275959777

Transgender History
By Susan Stryker, 2008
ISBN: 978-1580052245

The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry
By Ned and Constance Sublette, 2017
ISBN: 978-1613738931

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race
By Beverly Daniel Tatum, 1997
ISBN: 978-0465083619

The Art of Communicating
By Thich Nhat Hanh, 2013
ISBN:978-0062224668

How to Relax
By Thich Nhat Hanh, 2015
ISBN: 978-1941529089

Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It
By Shelly Tochluk, 2007
ISBN:978-1607092575

Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger
By Rebecca Traister, 2018
ISBN:978-1501181795

The Space Between Us
By Thrity Umrigar, 2006
ISBN: 978-0060791568

We’re Gonna Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
By Gabrielle Union, 2017
ISBN:978-8925598024

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
By Bessel van der Kolk, 2014
ISBN:978-0143127741

America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America
By Jim Wallis, 2015
ISBN: 978-1587434006

Confronting the International Patriarchy: Iran, Iraq, and the United States of America
Edited by Philippa Winkler, 2013
ISBN:978-1443842266

Queer Heartache
By Kit Yan, 2016
ISBN: 978-0985110529

About Diana Oh

Diana Oh (she/they) is a witch. She knows it. So do her closest friends. Clairvoyance runs in her family. She went to a spiritual counselor in the jungle in Thailand, and the spiritual counselor told her to sing and go wild in Boston. Everything else the spiritual counselor said came true, so Diana is doing it. She is one of Refinery 29’s Top 14 LGBTQ Influencers, creator of {my lingerie play}, and the first Queer Korean-American interviewed on Korean Broadcast Radio. Upworthy and The Wall Street Journal call her “Badass.” The New York Times calls her “Irreverent.” You can call her “Friend.”