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Black History Month Public Health Reading List

Explore books, articles, and videos recommended by Yale School of Public Health faculty, staff, and students.

Books: Nonfiction

  • Black Women and Public Health: Strategies to Name, Locate, and Change Systems of Power edited by Stephanie Y. Evans, Sarita K. Davis, Leslie R. Hinkson, and Deanna J. Wathington
  • Body and Soul: The Black Panther and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson
  • Half American: The Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad by Matthew F. Delmont
  • Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
  • How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation by Samuel K. Roberts
  • Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
  • Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington
  • Racial Innocence: Unmasking Latino Anti-Black Bias and the Struggle for Equality by Tanya Katerí Hernández
  • The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor
  • To Make the Wounded Whole: the African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS by Dan Royles
  • Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want by Ruha Benjamin

Books: Fiction

  • Afterlives by Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson
  • On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi
  • Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

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