One mission of JGSPL as a student organization of WCL is to support diversity and inclusion within our community. To promote that, our staffers offer book recommendations that educate readers on marginalized experiences and support the voices of those groups as authors.

Antiracist Nonfiction
◦Twisted: the Tangled History of Black Hair Culture by Emma Dabiri
◦Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
◦An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World by Patrisse Cullors
◦The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
◦Do Better: Spiritual Activism by Rachel Ricketts
◦How to be an Antiracist by Ibram x. Kendi
◦Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
◦So you want to talk about race? By Ijeoma Olou
◦White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
◦What if I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People by Verna Myers 
Creative Nonfiction/Autobiography
◦A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid 
◦Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 
◦Maus by Art Spiegelman
◦Renting Lacy: A Story of America’s Prostituted Children by Linda Smith
Queer History Nonfiction and Essays
◦Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America by Rachel Cleves
◦Sex before Sexuality: a Premodern History by Dr. Kim Phillips
◦Indian Women, French Women, & Regulation of Sex by Jennifer Spear
◦Bodies in Doubt: Intersex in Early America by Elizabeth Reis
◦“I indulged by desire too freely”…self-pollution in the diary of Joseph Moody by Brian Carroll
◦The invention of heterosexuality by Jonathan Katz
◦Trade, Wolves and the Boundaries of Normal Manhood by George Chauncey
Diverse Sci-Fi/Fantasy
◦Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor
◦Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
◦Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
◦Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan
◦The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
◦Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
◦Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
◦Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
◦The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Leguin 
◦The Book of Disappearance by Ibtisam Azem
◦Beloved by Toni Morrison
Historical Fiction
◦Deep as the Sky, Red as the Sea by Rita Chang-Eppig
◦The mayor of Maxwell street by Avery Cunningham 
Feminist Theory Literature
◦The Will To Change by bell hooks
◦Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks
◦Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay
◦Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
◦The Masters Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House by Audre Lorde
◦Reproduction on the reservation by Brianna Theobald 
◦We do this ’til we free us by Mariame Kaba
◦Who’s afraid of gender? By Judith Butler
◦On Female Rage by Leslie Jamison
◦Nickel and Dimed: on (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich 
◦Paris is Burning dir. Jennie Livingston
◦13th dir. Ava DuVernay
◦We Were Here dir. David Weissman
◦The Invisible War dir. Kirby Dick