Dr. Jennifer Waldron, Associate Professor, School of HPELS
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, 1952
Although focused on the experiences of a nameless Black American male, Invisible Man is a book that represents the human experience. My dad gave this book to me in the 10th grade to learn about the struggles and wonders of life, and it is one of my favorite books because it intertwines the themes of identity, ideology, racism, and power. These themes remain present in our life today and the book strives to help us reflect on how we can understand and claim our identity against societal expectations, ideologies, and stereotypes.