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Book List

SACI understands the challenges that come about when exploring various ideals and theories in order to help strengthen your skills within the realm of our competencies. Therefore, please feel free to browse through our book list in order to find supplementary materials for accomplishing your goals of each competency. We encourage you to contact the chair (s) of SACI if there are books not on this list that you would like to add!

 

Title of Book

Author (s)

Year Published

Theme

Availability

A Hope in the Unseen

Ron Suskind

1999

first generation/ black student

Hamersly/Summit

A Journey into the Deaf-World

Harlan Lane, Robert Hoffeister, Ben Bahan

1996

deaf/hard of hearing

Hamersly/Summit

America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines

Gail Collins

2007

struggles of American women

Hamersly/Summit

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates

2015

Race, classism, social justice, and privilege

Hamersly, Summit

Debating Race

Michael Eric Dyson

2007

class conflicts in the African American Community, government bias, civil rights

Summit

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

John Callahan

1990

disability, sexuality, American welfare and political systems

Summit

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

Benjamin Alire Saenz

2012

Sexuality, gender, Mexican-American culture, poverty, addiction

Summit

Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader

Raymond Luczak

2007

deaf/lgbt

Summit

Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics (2nd edition)

bell hooks

2015

Feminism, race, class, gender

Lotería

Mario Alberto Zambrano

2013

Mexican-American culture, gender, class, race

I Survived the Killing Fields

Seng Kok Ung

2011

racism, Communism

I’m Walking as Straight as I Can

Geri Jewell

2011

disability awareness/lgbtq

Hamersly/Summit

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s

John Elder Robison

2007

disability awareness

Summit

Man Up: Reimaging Modern Manhood

Carlos Andrés Gómez

2012

Gender, masculinity, equity, culture

Summit

Part Asian, 100% Hapa

Kip Fulbeck

2006

age, racism, hawaiian culture, ethnicity

Summit

Privilege, Power and Difference

Allan G. Johnson

2005

privilege, acceptance, and difference in American society

Summit

Race Matters

Cornel West

2001

African American issues, leadership, affirmative action, black- jewish relations sexuality

Hamersly/Summit

Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

Mildred D. Taylor

2004

segregation, bigotry, racism, poverty, and ethnicity issues

Hamersly/Summit

Still Me

Christopher Reeve

1999

life-altering disability, struggles, personal acceptance

Summit

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

1982

power, privilege, race, women’s rights

Hamersley/Summit

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Mark Haddon

2004

autism and children

Hamersly/Summit

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

Heidi Durrow

2010

race, mixed race, identity, minority experiences

Summit

The House on Mango Street

Sandra Cisneros

2009

Gender, equality, equity, Mexican-American culture, race

Summit

The Kite Runner

Khaled Hosseini

April 27, 2004

political turmoil in Afghanistan and struggles of leaving

Hamersly/Summit

The New Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

Michelle Alexandar

2015

Race, criminal justice system, incarceration, social justice

Hamersly/Summit

The Way I See It

Temple Grandin, Ph.D. and Ruth Sullivan

2008

disabilities; autism and aspergers vs. neurotypical

Hamersly/Summit

The Way I See it: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s (Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition)

Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

2011

disabilities; autism and aspergers vs. neurotypical

Summit

There Are No Children Here

Alex Kotlowitz

1992

inner city pathology, race, minority experiences

Hamersly

Waist-high In the World

Nancy Mairs

1997

life with a disability

Summit

What Are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People

Pearl Fuyo Gaskins

1999

race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural transition, customs

Summit

White Like Me: Reflections of a Privileged Son

Tim Wise

2007

race, privilege

Summit