Selected Readings on Race

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Selected Readings on Race

by Krystal Appiah, Brown University, for the Georgia Humanities Council

Burgess, Guy and Heidi Burgess. “The Meaning of Civility.” In Beyond Intractability, ed. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess. Boulder, Colo.: Conflict Research Consortium, 1997.
Burns, Rebecca. Rage in the Gate City: The Story of the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2009.
Carter, Stephen L. Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy. New York: Basic Books, 1998.
D’Angelo, Raymond. Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Race and Ethnicity. Dubuque, Iowa: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2008.
Dugan, Máire A. “Prejudice.” In Beyond Intractability, ed. Guy Burgess and Heidi Burgess. Boulder, Colo.: Conflict Research Consortium, 2004.

Frederickson, George. Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Kafka, Franz. “Fellowship.” In The Civically Engaged Reader, ed. Adam Davis and Elizabeth Lynn. Chicago: Great Books Foundation, 2006.
Kochiyama, Yuri. Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama. Los Angeles: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 2004.
Painter, Nell Irvin. The History of White People. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
Rodríguez, Clara E. Changing Race: Latinos, the Census, and the History of Ethnicity in the United States. New York: New York University Press, 2000.
Roosevelt, Thomas R. Building a House for Diversity: How a Fable about a Giraffe and Elephant Offers New Strategies for Today’s Workforce. New York: AMACOM, 1999.
Singley, Bernestine, ed. When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
Tatum, Beverly Daniel. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race. New York: Basic Books, 1999.
West, Cornel. Race Matters. Cambridge, MA. Beacon Press, 2001.
Wu, Frank. Yellow: Race in America beyond Black and White. New York: Basic Books, 2001.
Yamamoto, Eric. Interracial Justice: Conflict and Reconciliation in Post-Civil Rights America. New York: NYU Press, 2000.
Ages 4-8
Beaumont, Karen. I Like Myself! Orlando, Flor.: Harcourt, 2004.
Davol, Marguerite W. Black, White, Just Right! Illus. Irene Trivas. Grove, Ill: A. Whitman, 1993.
Hoffman, Eric. Play Lady/La Señora Jugetona. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 1999.
Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace. Illus. Caroline Binch. New York: Dial Books, 2001.
hooks, bell. Skin Again. Illus. Chris Raschka. New York: Hyperion Children’s Books, 2004.
Iqus, Toyomi. Two Mrs. Gibsons. Illus. Daryl Wells. San Francisco: Children’s Book Press, 1996.
Seuss, Dr. “The Sneetches.” In The Sneetches and Other Stories. New York: Random House, 1961.
Thomas, Pat. The Skin I’m In: A First Look at Racism. Illus. Lesley Harker. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, 2003.
Tyler, Michael. The Skin You Live In. Illus. David Lee Csicsko. Chicago: Chicago Children’s Museum, 2005.
Ages 8-12
Alvarez, Julia. How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay. New York: Knopf, 2001.
Bridges, Ruby. Through My Eyes. New York: Scholastic Press, 1999.
Bruchac, Joseph. Trail of Tears. New York: Random House, 1999.
Bunting, Eve. Smoky Night. Illus. David Diaz. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Cohn, Janice. The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate. Illus. Bill Farnsworth. Morton Grove, Ill.: A. Whitman, 1995.

Lester, Julius. Let’s Talk about Race. Illus. Karen Barbour. New York: Harper Collins, 2005.

Young Adult
Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike Press, 2008.
Ayer, Eleanor H., Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck. Parallel Journeys. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995.
Levine, Ellen S., ed. Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories. New York: Avon Books, 1993.
Na, An. A Step from Heaven. Waterville, ME: Thorndike Press, 2002.
Schmidt, Gary. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy. New York: Clarion Books, 2004.
Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. Illus. Lark Pien. New York: First Second, 2006.

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