Reading Lists suggested by MSU faculty and staff


Fiction Little Stack

Baby of the Family by Tina McElroy Ansa (America)

Beka Lamb by Zee Edgell (Belize)

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (America) 

The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah (America)

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (Cuba)

A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (India)

First Confession by Montserrat Fontes (America)

Fledgling by Octavia Butler (America)

Frangipani House by Beryl Gilroy (Guiana)

Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea (Saudi Arabia)

God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy (India)

Home by Toni Morrison (America)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (America)

The Last Warner Woman by Kei Miller (Jamaica)

Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones (America)

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (France)

Masters of the Dew by Jacques Roumain (Haiti)

The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leon)

Middle Passage by Charles Johnson 

My Soul to Keep by Tananarive Due (America)

Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)

Perfect Peace by Daniel Black (America)

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (America)

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie (Nigeria)

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez (America)


Non-Fiction       Little Stack II

Evidence of Things Not Seen by James Baldwin (America)

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (America)

The Hidden Face of Eve:  Women in the Arab World  by Nawal el Saadawi (Egypt)

I, Rigoberta Menchu by Rigoberta Menchu (Guatemala)

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Somilia)

A Long Way Gone:  Memoir of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Sierra Leone)

Maya Roads:  One Woman's Journey among the People of the Rainforest by Mary Jo McConahay (America)

Medical Apartheid by Harriet A. Washington (America)

Oblivion:  A Memoir by Héctor Abad (Columbia)

Open Veins of Latin America by Eduardo Galeano (Uruguay)

Playing in the Dark:  Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison (America)

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Iran)

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi (Iran)

A Small Place by Jamaica (Antigua)