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Women’s History Month Public Health Reading List

March 08, 2023

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

Books: Nonfiction

  • Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings
  • Fighting for Life by S. Josephine Baker
  • Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
  • How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
  • I’m Telling the Truth but I'm Lying by Bassey Ikpi
  • Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong - and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini
  • Know My Name by Chanel Miller
  • Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir by Dorothy Height
  • The Other Side of Silence by Urvashi Butalia
  • Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on The Health of Our Nation by Linda Villarosa

Books: Fiction

  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
  • The Beadworkers by Beth Piatote
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • The Wall by Marlen Haushofer
  • When We Were Sisters by Fatimah Asghar


Submitted by Sabrina Lacerda Naia dos Santos on March 07, 2023