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10 Books That Reveal What It's Like to Be a Woman of Color in America

Updated: Mar 16, 2023


Over the past three years, America has had to reckon with its blatant history of racism. However, due to numerous movements, large masses of folks are beginning to realize the strife BIPOC communities face daily. Women continue to live with institutionalized racism, police brutality, and the struggle to balance multiple identities. In no particular order, here are ten books to better understand what it's like to be a BIPOC female in America today. Pick up one or more wherever you listen to or buy books.

  • "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter "by Erika L Sanchez

  • "Kindred" by Octavia Butler

  • “The Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri

  • "A Map is Only One Story by Nicole Chung & Mensam DeMary

  • "I Always Knew" by Barbara Chase-Riboud

  • “Conditional Citizens” by Laila Lalami

  • "Fairest" by Meredith Tausan

  • "The Vanish Half" by Brit Bennett

  • "Heart Berries" by Terese Marie Mailhot

  • "The Other Black Girl" by Zakiya Dalila Harris



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