The Resources

Reading List

These are some of my favorite resources. 

Each book cover is a link to learn more about the text. 

Michelle Alexander

Alexander, M. (2012). The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness (Rev. ed). New Press ; Distributed by Perseus Distribution

Fania Davis

Davis, F. E. (2019). The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Healing, and US Social Transformation. Good Books.

Michael Foucault

Foucault, M. (1977). Discipline and punish: The birth of the prison (1st American ed). Pantheon Books.

Susan Strega and Leslie Brown

Brown, L. A., & Strega, S. (2015). Research as Resistance, 2e: Revisiting Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-Oppressive Approaches. Canadian Scholars’ Press.

Paulo Friere

Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the oppressed (30th anniversary ed). Continuum.

bell books

hooks, b. (1994). Teaching to transgress: Education as the practice of freedom. Routledge.

bell hooks

hooks, b. (1996). Killing rage: Ending racism (1st Owl Book ed). H. Holt and Co.

Kevin Kumashiro

Kumashiro, K. K. (2008). The seduction of common sense: How the right has framed the debate on America’s schools. Teachers College Press.

Cheryl Matias

Matias, C. E. (2016). Feeling White: Whiteness, Emotionality, and Education. Springer.

Ibram X. Kendi

Kendi, I. X. (2017). Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (Reprint edition). Bold Type Books.

Zeus Leonardo

Leonardo, Z. (2013). Race frameworks: A multidimensional theory of racism and educationTeachers College.

Cheryl Matias

Matias, C. E. (2019). Surviving Becky(s): Pedagogies for Deconstructing Whiteness and GenderRowman & Littlefield. Constructing Critical Consciousness. (2015, January 1).

Monique Morris

Morris, M. W. (2016). Pushout: The criminalization of Black girls in schools. The New Press.


Thandeka. (2000). Learning to Be White: Money, Race, and God in America. Bloomsbury Academic.

Tomas Almaguer
Almaguer, T. (1994). Racial Fault Lines: The Historical Origins of White Supremacy in California. University of California Press.
Mariame Kaba, Shira Hassan
Kaba, M., & Hassan, S. (2019). Fumbling towards repair: A workbook for community accountability facilitators. Chicago.
Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Santos, B. de S. (2015). Epistemologies of the South: Justice Against Epistemicide. Routledge.
Angela Valenzuela

Valenzuela, A. (1999). Subtractive schooling: U.S.-Mexican youth and the politics of caringState University of New York Press.

Jennifer L. Eberhardt
Eberhardt, J. L. (2019). Biased: Uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think, and do. Viking.
Carolyn Boyes-Watson Kay Pranis
Boyes-Watson, C., & Pranis, K. (2020). Circle forward: Building a restorative school community. Living Justice Press.