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Black History Month Public Health Reading List

February 01, 2023

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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