Edgar Allan Poe's novel is an adventure tale filled with shipwreck and mutiny. Arthur Gordon Pym, the hero of the novel, suffers through a lot.
Sorry to disappoint you sci-fi fans, but no, the narrator of this novel isn't actually invisible. White people just don't see him, because he's black.
This novel is written as a series of short chapters, which tell the story of funny, cool, sassy Esperanza, a Chicana girl growing up in Chicago.
Here's a multi-generational family saga that moves back and forth between China and the U.S., telling the stories of four women and their daughters.
Hey, let's not leave out the poetry, right? In this book, Adrian C. Louis gives us a ton of powerful imagery and reflection about the Native American experience.
Du Bois was way ahead of the game when he wrote this book in 1903. It's one of the first texts by an ethnic minority theorist explaining the experience African Americans.
In this article, Blauner explains how and why the concept of colonialism is so central to American history and society.
One of the founding texts of Native American Studies, Deloria's book corrects all kinds of misconceptions about Native Americans. Deloria's also got a sense of humor, which is not something we can say about your average theorist.
Anzaldua mixes Spanish and English, poetry and theory, autobiography and history in this text, which challenges all kinds of borders.
Takaki's classic history tells the story of Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, and other Asian Americans' struggle in the U.S. It's a chill intro to Asian American history.
In this book, Toni Morrison looks at writers from Edgar Allan Poe to Ernest Hemingway to show how important race is in the work of white American authors. According to her, race and ethnicity are just built in to our experiences and perspectives, so we can't ignore these issues, even if they don't seem to be obviously present.
In this book, anthropologist Renato Rosaldo questions the whole idea of "objective" truth in humanities and social sciences and argues that truth is always relative. Whoa.
Here's a nifty overview of the history of Ethnic Studies, issues in the field. If you think Ethnic Studies might float your boat, dive on in here first.
In this article, Yosso's all about showing how ethnic minority groups have tons of ways of staying strong and making it in the U.S. despite the obstacles they have to face.
What's up in Native American Studies these days? Take a look right here for an overview.