Selected Primary Sources (available in the library)


African American

Baldwin, James. Early Novels and Stories. New York: The Library of America.

---. Just Above My Head. New York: Delta Trade Paperbacks.

Butler, Octavia. Kindred. Boston: Beacon Press.

Clair, Maxine. October Suite. New York: Random.

Crafts, Hannah. The Bondwoman's Narrative. New York: Warner Books.

Danticat, Edwige. The Farming of Bones. New York: Penguin.

---. Breath, Eyes, Memory. New York: Soho.

Ellison, Ralph. Flying Home and Other Stories. New York: Random.

---. Invisible Man. New York: Modern Library.

---. Juneteenth. New York: Random.

Fauset, Jessie. The Chinaberry Tree. Salem, NH: Ayer.

Hambly, Barbara. Sold Down the River. New York: Bantam Books.

Haynes, David. Somebody Else's Mama. Minneapolis: Group West.

Himes, Chester. Plan B. UP of Mississippi.

---. Yesterday Will Make You Cry. New York: Norton.

---. The Collected Stories. New York: Thunder's Mouth Press.

Hurston, Zora Neal. Their Eyes Were Watching God. New York: Harper Collins.

---. Sweat. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP.

Jackson, Edwardo. Ever After. New York: Villard.

Jackson-Opoku, Sandra. The River Where Blood Is Born. New York: Ballantine.

Johnson, Charles. Middle Passage. New York: Penguin.

Larsen, Nella. Quicksand. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.

---. Passing. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP.

Lincoln, Christine. Sap Rising. New York: Pantheon.

McMillan, Terry. Waiting to Exhale. New York: Viking.

Meriwether, Louise. Daddy Was a Number Runner. New York: Feminist Press.

Morrison, Toni. Paradise. New York: Penguin / Plume.

---. Jazz. New York: Penguin / Plume.

---. The Song of Solomon. New York: Knopf.

---. Tar Baby. New York. Knopf.

---. The Bluest Eye. New York: Knopf.

Naylor, Gloria. The Women of Brewster Place. New York: Penguin.

---. Linden Hills. New York: Penguin.

---. Bailey’s Café. New York: Random.

Price-Thompson, Tracy. Black Coffee. New York: Villard.

Reed, Ishmael. Mumbo Jumbo. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Robinson, Kelly. Between Brothers. New York: Villard.

Smith, Andrea. Friday Nights at Honeybee's. New York: Dial Press.

Tademy, Lalita. Cane River. New York: Warner Books.

Thurman, Wallace. The Blacker the Berry. New York: Scribner.

---. Infants of the Spring. Boston: Nortwestern UP.

Walker, Alice. The Temple of My Familiar. New York: Pocket Books.

---. Meridian. New York: Washington Square Press.

---. By the Light of My Father's Smile. New York: Random.

Wideman, John Edgar. Sent For You Yesterday. New York: Vintage.

---. Philadelphia Fire. New York: Random.

---. Two Cities. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Wright, Richard. Native Son. New York: Harper.

---. Black Boy. New York: Harper.

---. The Long Dream. Chatham, NJ: Chatham Bookseller.



Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. New York: Penguin / Plume.

---. Yo. New York: Penguin / Plume.

---. In the Time of the Butterflies. New York: Penguin / Plume.

---. In The Name of Salome. New York: Penguin / Plume.

Arias, Ron. The Road to Tamazunchale. New York: Doubleday / Anchor.

Benitez, Sandra. A Place Where the Sea Remembers. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Casares, Oscar. Brownsville. Boston: Back Bay Books / Little, Brown.

Castillo, Ana. The Mixquiahula Letters. New York: Doubleday / Anchor.

---. So Far From God. New York: Penguin / Plume.

---. Peel My Love Like an Onion. New York: Anchor Books.

Chavez, Denise. The Last of the Menu Girls. Houston; Arte Publico Press.

---. Face of an Angel. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Cisneros, Sandra. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. New York: Random House.

Cofer, Judith Ortiz. The Line of the Sun. Athens: University of Georgia Press.

Fernandez, Roberto. Raining Backwards. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban. New York: Knopf.

---. The Aguero Sisters. New York: Knopf.

Gilb, Dagoberto. The Magic of Blood. Albuquerque: University of Mexico Press.

Gonzalez, Ray. The Ghost of John Wayne and Other Stories. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.

Hijuelos, Oscar. Our House in the Last World. New York: Persea Books.

---. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. New York: Harper Perennial.

Hinojosa, Rolando. Estampas de valle. Tempe, AZ: Editorial Bilingue.

Islas, Arturo. The Rain God. Palo Alto: Alexandrian Press.

Limon, Graciela. In Search of Bernabe. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

---. Song of the Hummingbird. Houston: Arte Publico.

Lopez-Medina, Sylvia. Cantora. New York: Ballantine.

Martinez, Demetria. Mother Tongue. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press.

Mohr, Nicolasa. Rituals of Survival: A Woman’s Portfolio. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

---. In Nueva York. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

Morales, Rosario, and Aurora Levins Morales. Getting Home Alive. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books.

Munoz, Elias Miguel. Crazy Love. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

Paredes, Americo. Between Two Worlds. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

---. The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

Pineda, Cecile. Face. New York: Viking.

---. Frieze. New York: Viking.

Rechy, John. The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez. New York: Arcade Pub.

Santiago Esmeralda, When I Was Puerto Rican. New York: Vintage / Random.

Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets. New York: Knopf.

Viramontes, Helena Maria. The Moths and Other Stories. Houston: Arte Publico Press.

---. Under the Feet of Jesus. New York: Dutton.


Asian American

Bulosan, Carlos. America Is In The Heart. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Chin, Marylin. Rhapsody in Plain Yellow. New York: Norton.

Geok-lin Lim, Shirley. Joss and Gold. New York: CUNY Feminist Press.

---. Among the White, Moon Faces. New York: CUNY Feminist Press.

Hagedorn, Jessica. Dogeaters. New York: Pantheon Books.

Kingston, Maxine Hong. Tripmaster Monkey. New York: Knopf / Random.

---. China Men. New York: Knopf.

---. The Woman Warrior. New York: Knopf.

Kogawa, Joy. Obasan. Boston: David R. Godine.

Lee, Chang-Rae. Native Speaker. New York: Riverhead Books.

Mori, Toshio. Yokohama, California. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Mukharjee, Bharati. Jasmine. New York: Fawcett Crest.

---. Wife. New York: Fawcett Crest.

Okada, John. No No Boy. ???

Tan, Amy. The Kitchen God’s Wife. New York: Ballantine.

---. The Bonesetter's Daughter. New York: Putnam.

---. The Hundred Secret Senses. New York: Vintage.

---. The Joy Luck Club. New York: Putnam.

Wong Louie, David. The Barbarians are Coming. New York: Putnam.


Native American

Alexie, Sherman. First Indian on the Moon. Brooklyn: Hanging Loose Press.

---. The Toughest Indian in the World. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Allen, Paula Gunn. The Woman Who Owned the Shadows. San Francisco: Spinsters/Aunt Lute.

Bell, Betty Louise. Faces in the Moon. Norman: Un. of Oklahoma Press.

Deloria, Ella Cara. Waterlily. Lincoln: Un. of Nebraska Press.

Dorris, Micheal. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. New York: Warner Books.

Erdrich, Louise. Tracks. New York: Harper and Row.

---. Love Medicine. New York: Harper and Row.

---. The Antelope Wife. New York: Harper Flamingo.

---. The Bingo Palace. New York: Harper Collins.

Momaday, Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain.

---. The House Made of Dawn. New York: Harper and Row.

Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony. New York: Penguin.

---. Almanac of the Dead. New York: Penguin.

---. Gardens in the Dunes. New York: Simon and Schuster.

Vizenore, Gerald. Chancers. Norman: Un. of Oklahoma Press.

---. Hotline Healers: An Almost Browne Novel. Hanover, NH: Weslyan UP.

Welch, James. The Indian Lawyer. New York: Penguin.

---. Winter in the Blood. New York: Penguin.

---. Fools Crow. New York: Penguin.

Zitkala-Sa. Impressions of an Indian Childhood. Charlottesville, VA: Un. of Virgina Library.

---. A Warrior's Daughter. Charlottesville, VA: Un. of Virgina Library.

---. Why am I a Pagan. Charlottesville, VA: Un. of Virgina Library.