Vermont Humanities

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Vermont Reads

LGBTQ+ Identity

  • A Queer History of the United States for Young People by Michael Bronski
  • A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo
  • Bestiary by K-Ming Chang
  • The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
  • Pulp by Robin Talley
  • We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra


  • Confessions of a Teenage Drag King by Markus Harwood-Jones
  • Drag King Dreams by Leslie Feinberg
  • Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Asian American Identity and Chinese American Identity

  • China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston
  • The Fortunes by Peter H Davies
  • Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • My Chinese-America by Allen Gee
  • The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kinston

McCarthyism & 1950s America

  • The Age of Suspicion by Larry Tye
  • The Chelsea Girls: A Novel by Fiona Davis
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • The Lavender Scare by David K. Johnson
  • Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960 by Rick Winston

Chinese Exclusion Act & Asian Immigration

  • Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America by Erika Lee and Judy Yung
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act and Angel Island: A Brief History with Documents by Judy Yung
  • Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940 edited by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim and Judy Yung
  • Paper Families: Identity, Immigration Administration, and Chinese Exclusion by Estelle T. Lau Chin
  • Unbound Voices: A Documentary History of Chinese Women in San Francisco by Judy Yung

Women in Science

  • Dr. Sara Josephine Baker: The Woman who Saved Hundreds of Thousands of Babies by Caitlind L Alexander
  • Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Madame Wu Chien-Shiung: The First Lady of Physics Research by Tsai-Chien Chiang
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
Vermont Humanities*** March 28, 2023