Below is an ever-growing collectively curated list of resources (books and films) that we helpful in supporting and expanding our growth and effectiveness as educators. Please share any additional resources/titles with us!


Books for Educators
Oppression & "Isms"

  • A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America, R. Takaki
  • Courageous Conversations, G. Singleton
  • Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality: J. Spring
  • Dismantling Privilege, M. Hobgood
  • Iron Cages, R. Takaki
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, P. Freire
  • Race, Class, and Gender, M. Anderson
  • Race Matters, C. West
  • Self-Taught, H. Williams
  • Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois


US History from the Perspective of "the Other"

  • 500 years of Chicana History, Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez
  • Always Running AND It Calls You Back, Luis Rodriguez
  • Before the Mayflower, L. Bennet
  • Borderlands: La Frontera, G. Anzaldua
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, D. Brown
  • Cane River, L. Tademy
  • Ethnic Labes-Latino Lives, S. Oboler
  • Occupied America: A History of Chicanos, R. Acuna
  • The Black History of the White House, C. Lusane
  • Washington: A Life, by Ron Chernow


Education and Understanding Cultural Context

  • Community Educators, P. Moore Harbour
  • Diversity and Citizenship Education, J. Bank
  • Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race & Sex, K. Crenshaw
  • It’s All in the Family: Intersections of gender, race & nation, Hill-Collins
  • Other People’s Children, L. Delpit
  • Savage Inequalities, J. Kozol
  • The American School, J. Spring
  • The People's History of the United States, H. Zinn
  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? B. Tatum
  • Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools, T. Howard



  • Affirming Diversity, S. Nieto
  • Courage to Teach, P. Palmer
  • Creating Learning Communities, R. Miller
  • Cultural Responsive Teaching, G. Gay
  • Multicultural Education, J. Banks
  • Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice, M. Adams, L. Bell and P. Griffin
  • Teaching Tips, S. Rogers
  • The Art of Critical Pedagogy, J. Duncan-Andrade and E. Morrell
  • White Teachers/Diverse Classrooms, J. Landsman & C. Lewis
  • Why We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know, G. Howard
  • Teaching Truly: A curriculum to Indigenize Mainstream Education, Four Arrows


Human Rights

  • Becoming Americans, Edited by I. Stavans
  • Children of Immigration, C. Suarez-Orozco & M. Suarez-Orozco
  • Hidden in the Heartland, N. Brown Diggs
  • Humanity’s Cup: Tales From the Inner Circle, K. BrownMcManus
  • Made in America, L. Olsen
  • Poems About this Roller-Coaster Ride Called Life, K. Portillo-Espinoza
  • Teachers, Human Rights, and Diversity, A. Osler
  • Why the Cocks Fight, M. Wucker
  • The Spirit Level, R. Wilkinson
  • Voices of Queer Youth in Urban Schools, Blackburn & McCready


Films for Educators, Addressing Diversity & Inclusion

  • Cracking the Code (Dr. S. Butler)
  • American History X
  • Bamboozled
  • The Believer
  • The Chamber
  • The Color Purple
  • Crazy in Alabama
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Get on the Bus
  • The Glass Shield
  • Glory
  • He Got Game
  • Pleasantville
  • Pocahontas
  • Rabbit Proof Fences
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • True Lies
  • Daughters of the Dust
  • Like Water for Chocolate
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • Indecent Proposal
  • Mad Dog
  • In the time of Butterflies