Learn About Albinism – Reading List


by Natalie Devora

This sampling of writings about albinism can educate and spark conversation. You may find many more books, especially fiction, but we hope you enjoy some of the books listed here.

Please Note: Listings and links are provided as a convenience and not an endorsement of a particular author or seller.


Raising a Child with Albinism: A Guide to The Early Years
by The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Raising a Child with Albinism: A Guide to The School Years
by The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

Truevine: Two Brothers, a Kidnapping and a Mother’s Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South

by Beth Macy
This article from NPR gives insight into the story of the brothers and how the author came to learn about the story.

For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind

by Rosemary Mahoney

White Ebony
by Partricia Willocq
Photographic Essay


National Geographic

Wild Foto Africa


Online Articles/Memoirs

The Edge of Normal
by Hana Schank
Parent Perspective

Too White to Be Black and Too Black to Be White
By Lee Edwards

Beyond the Pale
by Emily Urquhart

Children & Young Adults


By Arlene Gerrity

My Name is Rachel: A Girl with Albinism

by Gene Walker

Living with Albinism

By Elaine Landau

Golden Boy

by Tara Sullivan

But Mommy It’s not Fair


By Sherria Elliott

My Fair Child

by Maureen A. Ryan

Platinum Prison

by Adam Salter

A Blind Guide to Stinkville

by Beth Vrabel

A Blind Guide to Normal

by Beth Vrabel

Sequel to A Blind Guide to Stinkville 


The Book of Memory

by Petina Gappah

Zebra Crossing

by Meg Vandermerwe

The Likes of Me

by Randall Platt

Then She Was Born

by Cristiano Gentili

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