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Women’s History Month Public Health Reading List

March 07, 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