Suggested Readings In Multiethnic, Multiracial US History — From Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern


In a service last fall, I talked about how listening to the stories told by people of a different racial/ethnic background than one’s own is like learning a new history of our own country. She solicited suggestions of books that people had read that had helped them to expand their under- standing of our own history as regards race and ethnicity. Here are the sources UUCPA folks recommended–a place to begin:

  • The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson
  • God is Red, Vine Deloria
    Frank, Barney Frank
  • The Ohlone Way, Malcolm Margolin The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston
    Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Color Purple, Alice Walker
  • A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn
  • Beloved, Toni Morrison
  • The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd
  • and a TV show on Comedy Central: “Drunk History”

—Happy learning! Amy