IntersectionALLIES:
Introducing the first children's book about intersectionality.
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Scholarly References

A Peek Behind the Book


Discover the feminist theorists, sociologists, political scientists, historians, and activists that inspired IntersectionAllies

Did you know that every character and theme in IntersectionAllies was inspired by scholarly research? The bibliography below is meant to be a resource for those who’d like to take deep dive into the ideas that influenced the book most. These writers (listed in order by publication date) represent diverse perspectives on activism, allyship, understandings and empathy. IntersectionAllies is proud to honor their contributions to feminist theory though this book.

We encourage you explore this bibliography with the help of your local librarian or at your favorite feminist bookstore.


A Voice from the south

Anna Julia Cooper (1892)

“A Black Feminist Statement.”

Combahee River Collective (1977)

This Bridge Called by Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color

Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa (1981)

Women, Race & Class

Angela Y. Davis (1983)

age, race, class & sex: Women redefining difference

Audre Lorde (1984)

Sister Outsider

Audre Lorde (1984)

“Learning from the Outsider Within: The Sociological Significance of Black Feminist Thought.”

Patricia Hill Collins (1986)

“Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses.”

Chandra Mohanty (1988)

Talking Back: Thinking Feminist, Thinking Black

bell hooks (1989)

the second shift: working parents and the revolution at home

Arlie Russell & Anne Machung (1989)

Mapping the margins: Intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color

Kimberlé Crenshaw (1991)

“I Really Do Feel I'm 1.5!”: The Construction of Self and Community by Young Korean Americans

Kyeyoung Park (1999)

“Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory.”

Rosemarie Garland Thomson (2002)

Theorizing Age and Other Differences

Barrie Thorne (2004)

politics of piety: the islamic revival and the feminist subject

Saba Mahmood (2005)

Class questions, feminist answers

Joan Acker (2006)

Emerging Intersections: Race, Class & Gender in Theory, Policy & Practice

Bonnie Thornton Dill & Ruth Enid Zambrana, eds. (2009)

Solidarity politics for Millennials: a guide to ending the oppression olympics

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro (2011)

Decolonizing Feminism: Challenging Connections between Settler Colonialism and Heteropatriarchy

Maile Arvin, Eve Tuck, and Angie Morrill (2013)

Determining Gender, Doing Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System

Laurel Westbrook & Kristin Schilt (2013)

Changing Household Dynamics: Children's American Generational Resources in Street Vending Markets

Emir Estrada (2013)

the hidden injury of class in korean-american language brokers’ lives

Hyeyoung Kwon (2014)

Intersectionality: An intellectual history

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro (2016)