There are numerous ways to enhance your learning related to the experiences and histories of diverse peoples. Continued learning and self-reflection allows for the enhancement of social critical consciousness, which in turn, often improves our ability to support those around us and to better understand ourselves.
Below is a pithy, entirely non-exhaustive list of some of the books we (the McLean Hospital Multicultural Psychology Consultation Team) have found helpful in some of our own learning, development, and work. This list will continues to grow (and we welcome suggestions/input) – as of present this list includes published books that we have directly informed recent clinical work, research, training, and systems consultation.
How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Caste: The Origins of our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
So you Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
White Like Me by Tim Wise
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People by Mahzarin Banaji & Anthony Greenwald
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us by Claude Steele
Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy by Pamela Hays
Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice by Derald Wing Sue and David Sue