On Writing and Craft

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story  by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Paris Review Interviews featuring interviews with Toni Morrison, T.S. Eliot, and more

Poets & Writers Magazine featuring current topics, tips, authors, agents, publishers, fellowships, grants and more

The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White

The Associated Press Stylebook by the Associated Press

Writing Short Stories by Courttia Newland and Tania Hershman

A Journey Into Speech by Michelle Cliff

Characters & Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Diary of Anais Nin, Volume 4:1944-1947

The Writing Life  by Annie Dillard

How to Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
by  Randy Ingermanson

How to Make a Living with Your Writing : Books, Blogging and More by Joanna Penn

Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers by Leonard Koren

The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
by Julia Cameron

On Cultural Intelligence

All About Love by bell hooks

Night by Elie Wiesel

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings  by Maya Angelou

Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett

Breathe: A Letter to My Sons & A Narrative of Sojourner Truth by Imani Perry

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Indian by Shonda Buchanan

Unsettling Truths by Mark Charles and

Soong-Chan Rah

American Indian Stories by Zitkála-Šáa

The War Still Within: Poems of the Korean Diaspora by Tanya Ko Hong

Clay Walls by Ronyoung Kim

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer

Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer

Thinking in Pictures, The Autistic Brain, & Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin

Demystifying Disability  by Emily Ladau

Disability Visibility (Anthology) by Alice Wong

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg by Emily Rapp Black

I Am Not a Label by Cerrie Burnell and Lauren Mark Baldo

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

We Are Bridges by Cassandra Lane

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Maori Boy by Witi Ihimaera

Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Borderlands by Anzaldúa, Gloria, Norma E. Cantú, and Aída Hurtado

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

Read Your World: A Guide to Multicultural Children's Books for Parents and Educators by Mia Wenjen (ed)

WHEREAS: Poems by Layli Long Soldier

Finding Your Element by Sir Ken Robinson

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene' Brown

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings , How We Became Human, American Sunrise, and A Map to the Next World by Joy Harjo

Excellent downloadable resources available at Embracing Equity, for cultivating compassionate learning and anti-bias/anti-racist culture in virtual spaces and online community

Find more at The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Collection by Harvard University

Multicultural Blogs, Newsletters, and Podcasts to Consider

Kine Stories by Lokelani Howe

Black & Bookish by Antoinette Scully

The On Being Project founded by Krista Tippet

This Land Podcast by Rebecca Nagle

The Marginalian by Maria Popova

We Need Diverse Books

Revolutionary Love founded by Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Included: The Disability Equity Podcast by Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center

Pragmatic Mom | Education Matters: Diverse Children's Book Reviews by Mia Wenjen

Unlocking Us by Brené Brown

Poetry Unbound with Pádraig Ó Tuama

Adventures with Aric by Aric S. Queen



“Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful the gate might be, that alone doesn't make it a living breathing novel. A story is not something of this world. A real story requires a kind of magical baptism to link the world on this side with the world on the other side.” –

– Haruki Murakami

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