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

Behind the Book: IntersectionAllies References

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 represent diverse perspectives on activism, allyship, understandings and empathy, and IntersectionAllies is proud to honor their contributions though the book.

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

A Voice from the south

Anna Julia Cooper (1892)

Class questions, feminist answers

Joan Acker (2006)

Decolonizing Feminism: Challenging Connections between Settler Colonialism and Heteropatriarchy

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

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

Patricia Hill Collins (1986)

“A Black Feminist Statement.”

Combahee River Collective (1977)

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

Kimberlé Crenshaw (1991)

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

Emir Estrada (2013)

“Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory.”

Rosemarie Garland Thomson (2002)

Intersectionality: An intellectual history

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro (2016)

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

Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro (2011)

the second shift: working parents and the revolution at home

Arlie Russell & Anne Machung (1989)

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

Hyeyoung Kwon (2014)

age, race, class & sex: Women redefining difference

Audre Lorde (1984)

politics of piety: the islamic revival and the feminist subject

Saba Mahmood (2005)

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

Chandra Mohanty (1988)

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

Kyeyoung Park (1999)

Theorizing Age and Other Differences

Barrie Thorne (2004)

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

Laurel Westbrook & Kristin Schilt (2013)