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Ain’t I A Woman? Reading List

The books on identity and antiracism are included in the Learning Center for your self-exploration and enjoyment while at the Museum. Please take a copy of the reading list and borrow these books from your local library, or find them through

Special thanks to Nicole Isaacs, who curated the youth titles.

  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Jessica Curry
  • The People Remember by Ibi Zobi
  • Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison
  • The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert
  • This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • Happy to be Nappy by bell hooks
  • I am Joy! Affirmation & Activity Coloring Book for Girls by Lilada Gee
  • Creating their own Image by Lisa Farrington
  • The Narrative of Sojourner Truth
  • Art on My Mind visual politics by bell hooks
  • Pauli Murray: Song in a Weary Throat by Pauli Murray
  • The Master’s Tools will never dismantle the master’s house by Audre Lorde
  • Ain’t I a Woman by bell hooks