Intersectionality is Lit! Creating Spaces for Identity Discussions with Literature

PowerPoint Slides

Book List

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo (Book Club choice)

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi (Book Club choice)

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson (One Book, One College choice)

A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross (One Book, One College choice)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (One Book, One College choice)

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (One Book, One College choice)

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (YA book)

Eyes That Kiss in The Corners by Joanna Ho and DungoHo (Children’s book)

Mommy’s Khimar by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow and Ebony Glenn (Children’s book)

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad, S.K. Ali, Hatem Aly (Children’s book)

Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love (Children’s book)

Benji, The Bad Day, and Me by Sally J. Pla (Children’s book)

El Deafo by Cece Bell (Children’s book)

They, She, He Easy as ABC by Maya and Matthew Smith-Gonzalez (Children’s book)

The Mothers: A Novel by Brit Bennett (Presenter for CSN African American Heritage Committee)

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Presenter for CSN African American Heritage Committee)

Website List

 -An Intersectional Feminist Reading List:

 -We Need Diverse Books Children’s Nonprofit:

 -American Library Association (ALA) Resources:

-ALA Recommendations Celebrating Diversity:

-Social Justice Booklists for Children, Young Adults, and Educators:

-Immigrant History Initiative:

Presenter Contacts

Michelle Dominguez (she/her/hers)

Michelle explores innovation and builds learning environments based on her professional experiences as an Asian immigrant woman in the United States. As a lifelong learner, she understands the challenges students face in their educational journey and advocates for inclusive programming with CSN's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Stephanie Espinoza Villamor (she/her/hers)

An eLearning Librarian at the College of Southern Nevada, Stephanie Espinoza Villamor helps online students with research and information literacy. She's served as 2017-2018 chair of CSN's Women’s Alliance, 2016-2019 member of CSN's Diversity Council, and previously presented at past Southern Nevada Diversity Summits on topics of literature and pop culture.

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Theri Wyckoff

Theri Wyckoff is an Education professor at the College of Southern Nevada and teaches Valuing Cultural Diversity, Educational Psychology, and Classroom Management. She has presented on topics such as the intersection of diversity and pop culture, using social media in education, and teaching English as a second language. Previously she was a teacher for 20 years in schools with historically underserved populations in Las Vegas and Omaha, Nebraska.

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