Institute Reading List

Required Books to be purchased and provided by the Institute:

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne (2019). An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People. Adapted by Jan Menoza and Debbie Reese. Beacon Press. 

Gratz, Alan (2018). Refugee. Scholastic. 

Jamieson, Victoria & Mohamed, Omar (2020). When Stars are Scattered. Dial. 

Kadohata, Cynthia. (2009). Weedflower. Atheneum. 

Lailami, L. (2015). The Moor’s Account. Vintage. 

Martin, Patricia Preciado (1992). Songs My Mother Sang to Me. University of Arizona Press. 

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia (2018). All the Stars Denied. Lee & Low.

Odell, Scott (1960). Island of the Blue Dolphins.  Houghton Mifflin. 

Salazar, Aida (2020). Land of the Cranes. Scholastic. 

Sandin, Joan (2012). Celebrate Arizona! Rio Chico. 

Sheridan,Thomas (2012).  Arizona: A History. University of Arizona Press.

Uwiringiyimana, Sandra (2017). How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child


Wong, David (2012). Escape to Gold Mountain: A Graphic History of the Chinese in North America.  Arsenal Press. 

Young, Brian (2021). Healer of the Water Monster.  HarperCollins. 


Additional Academic Books and Articles: 

Agarwal, Kritika (2016). Queer Migrations: A Perspectives Quick Study.

Fuller, W., ed. (1989). From the devil’s playground: Poetry of early Arizona. Arizona Historical Society.  

Goldberg, Carole. (2016). A Counter Story of Native American Persistence.  In Schwebel, Sara, The Complete Reader’s Edition of Island of the Blue Dolphin. U. of California Press. 

González, Juan. “Chapter 2: The Spanish Borderlands and the Making of the Empire (1810-1898).” In Harvest of Empire. New York: Penguin Books.

Goodwin, Robert (2008) Crossing the Continent 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South. New York: Harper. 

Huizar-Hernández, A. (2018) "Forging a Borderlands Baroness: Latinx Identity and Racial Uncertainties in the 1895 Peralta Land Grant Trial," English Language Notes 56 (2), 55-66.

Kino, E. F. (1919). Spain in the West: Kino's Historical Memoir of Pimería Alta, A Contemporary Account of the Beginnings of California, Sonora and Arizona, by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, S.J., Pioneer Missionary Explorer, Cartographer, and Ranchman, 1683-1711 Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark Company. 

Luibheid, Eithne & Cantu, Lionel (2005). Queer Migrations: Sexuality, U.S. Citizenship, and Border Crossings. University of Minnesota Press. 

Lyons, B. (2008). Zeckendorfs and Steinfelds: Merchant princes of the American Southwest. Arizona Historical Society. 

Officer, James. (1989). Hispanic Arizona, 1536–1856. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Officer, James, ed. (1987). Frontier Tucson: Hispanic Contributions. Arizona Historical Society. 

Otero, Lydia. (2010). La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Plascencia, Luis and Cuadraz, Gloria (2019). Mexican Workers and the Making of Arizona. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Preciado Martin, P. (1999). Days of Plenty, Days of Want. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Preciado Martin, P. (2016). El Milagro and other stories. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Vélez-Ibáñez, C. (2017). Hegemonies of Language in the Southwest and their discontents: The Southwest North American Region Since 1540. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Vélez-Ibáñez, C. & Heyman, J. (2017). The U.S.-Mexico Transborder Region: Cultural Dynamics and Historical Interactions.  Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.

Zepeda, O. (1995).The Continuum of Literacy in American Indian Communities. Bilingual Research Journal, 19:1, 5-15, DOI: 10.1080/15235882.1995.10668588


Museums, Cultural Centers, Missions, and Historical Sites: 

Old Pascua Museum and Yaqui Cultural Center Tucson

Jewish History Museum

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Tumacácori National Historical Park

Downtown History Museum

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center

Arizona State Museum

Arizona History Museum

Dunbar Pavilion Cultural Center

Prison Camp/Gordon Hirabayashi Campground  

Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum

Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

African American Museum of Southern Arizona