Navigating intersectionality : how race, class, and gender overlap / Jamila Osman.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: In an era of political and cultural turmoil, it seems like the United States is more divided than ever along lines of identity. How are our experiences shaped by our race, gender, and class? How do these identities intersect? This textbook will give students in grades 7 to 12 a framework for navigating intersectionality, and understanding how we can use this concept to enrich our understanding of identity, power, and justice in society. --
    • Content Notes:
      Identity and intersectionality -- Understanding race -- Understanding gender -- Understanding class -- Many struggles, one movement -- Practicing solidarity -- Chapter notes -- Glossary -- Further reading -- Index.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Grade 7-12.
      Age range: 12-17 years.
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Booklist Reviews 2019 April #1

In this volume in the Racial Literacy series (6 titles), Osman defines the slippery subject of intersectionality as "the idea that social categorizations like race, class, and gender create interconnected systems of oppression and discrimination." Over three chapters, she explores these constructs—race, gender, and class—and how they may or may not come together in intersectionality. As an example of the latter, she cites the abolitionist and women's rights movements, which existed simultaneously but failed to come together in solidarity. As for the former, she offers the example of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, which brought people together across lines of race, gender, and class. She concludes by discussing how to practice intersectionality in alliance and solidarity. A well-researched, lucid, and insightful exposition of a difficult but timely subject. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.