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Common Reading 2021: Tell Me Who You Are: Tell Me Who You Are

Common Reading 2021

Tell Me Who You Are book from the library

Tell Me Who You Are

E184.A1 G945 2021

Print and eBooks from Cushing Library

How to be antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
They Called Us Enemy by Georgo Takei
Race after Technology by Ruha Benjamin
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
Seeing White by Jean Halley
Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong
Four Hundred Souls by Ibram X. Kendi
Seeing Race in Modern America by Matthew Pratt Guterl
Citizens but Not Americans by Nilda Flores-González


Tell Me Who You Are

Priya Vulchi and Winona Gua Authors of Tell Me Who You Are

Photo from Harvard Gazette

About the Authors

Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi co-founded the organization CHOOSE in 10th grade to provide the tools we lack to talk about race and identity in America. They published a racial literacy textbook for educators called "The Classroom Index," which has been recognized and funded by Princeton University and is currently being used by educators in more than 30 states. Before attending Harvard and Princeton University (respectively), Winona and Priya traveled to all 50 states, collecting hundreds of powerful stories about race, culture, and intersectionality. They are the youngest residents in the TED Residency Program and spent their summer further analyzing their research before heading to college.

From Amazon

Ted Talks

What it takes to be racially literate?

Over the last year, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo traveled to all 50 US states, collecting personal stories about race and intersectionality. Now they're on a mission to equip every American with the tools to understand, navigate and improve a world structured by racial division. In a dynamic talk, Vulchi and Guo pair the personal stories they've collected with research and statistics to reveal two fundamental gaps in our racial literacy -- and how we can overcome them.

Lessons of cultural intimacy

After visiting all 50 US states to talk to people about racial literacy, Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi expected to hear personal stories of race, culture and intersectionality; what they weren't expecting was how their unique upbringing influenced the experience. Guo and Vulchi outline the very personal challenges they faced and how they overcame them.

A Selection of Authors and Sources Cited in Tell Me Who You Are