Sunday, February 28, 2021

AMP It Up List

The AMP It Up Book List is created to focus on books about race, religion, culture, sexual identity, and gender identity. In order to do my part to change the world, I want to be informed about people different than myself.  These books have already guided me to see the world in a different way, and I hope they do the same for you.

The books I have already read are marked with an asterisk, and I am always reading something new. Click here for my current reads. 

The best part is that this list will continue to evolve, this is just the beginning! If you want to see a book added to the list, please contact me. I’ll be making additions weekly. You can find copies of these listed books from independent bookstores on my Bookshop. 

1. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid*

2. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo*

3. Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad

4. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant*

5. The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman*

6. Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev*

7. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi*

8. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

9. The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa* 

10. Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous, Gender Creative Son by Lori Duron*

11. Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

12. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo*

13. Know My Name by Chanel Miller*

14. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai*

15. You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson*

16. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera*

17. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson* 

18. There There by Tommy Orange

19. Becoming by Michelle Obama*

20. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel 

21. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia*

22. What is Not Yours is Yours by Helen Oyeyemi 

23. Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

24. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

25. Sabrina and Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

26. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

27. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

28. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett* 

29. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson 

30. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander 

31. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

32. The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

33. How to Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

34. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi* 

35. The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim*

36. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Patrisse Khan-Cullors*

37. A Burning by Megha Majumdar*

38. Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez*

39. Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon*

40. Memorial by Bryan Washington*

41. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert*

42. This is How We Fly by Anna Meriano*

 

 

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