Black Queer Feminist Urbanist: The Booklist

By Kristen Jeffers Media

By Kristen Jeffers Media
Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

$15.00 $13.95

Parable of the Sower

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E Butler

$16.99 $15.80

As I've said in my newsletter, this and its sequel is the leader when it comes to popular fiction challenging us to think about what will people of color -- even well-off people of color face in our near future if we don't make some changes.

Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism

Consumed: The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism

Aja Barber

$17.99 $16.73

This is on multiple lists because our need for certain consumer goods and the need for the tax revenue of said goods, keeps our cities an ourselves in the shape they are in. Plus, this is a conversation that needs to be had and led among women and other gender diverse people of color.

Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

$29.95 $27.85

So many people ask me how it is living in the "Chocolate City". I too needed something to help me make sense of the myth versus reality. Still working through this one, but already, it's quite illuminating.

Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Zandria F. Robinson and Marcus Anthony Hunter

$29.95

This is a wonderful volume that talks about how black folks map space, and how music and migrations have influenced that mapping.

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration

Isabel Wilkerson

$18.95 $17.62

This seminal work reached me in 2012 when I was weighing going against what was being called the "Return Migration". While I felt the South was opening up to my Black self better than it had in the past, the feminist, queer and urbanist parts were not feeling so welcome. It guided me to proceed with caution and I can't help but honor the elders who went before me to find that Warmth!

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds

Adrienne Maree Brown

$16.00 $14.88

Parable of the Talents

Parable of the Talents

Octavia E Butler

$17.99 $16.73

See what I said about its predecessor volume, the Parable of the Sower.

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Audre Lorde

$16.99 $15.80