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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee has developed a reading list for members interested in continued learning and appreciation of DEI issues.

This list was compiled based on critic reviews and other online booklists. Although it contains a variety of diverse groups and topics, it is not intended to convey every experience or issue related to this extensive subject matter.

  1. How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, 2019
  2. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson, 2016
  3. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015
  4. The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson, 2011
  5. The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, 2019
  6. Waking Up White, Debby Irving, 2014
  7. Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration, Alfredo Corchado, 2018
  8. Gender: Your Guide: A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say and What to Do in the New Gender Culture, Lee Airton, Ph.D., 2019
  9. Trans like Me: Conversations for All of Us, C.N. Lester, 2017
    This book shows us how to strive for authenticity in a world, which often seeks to limit us by way of labels.
  10. The Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance, 2016 (also available on Netflix)
  11. Laughing at My Nightmare, Shane Berghoff, 2014
    This book contains profane language some may find offensive, but portrays the lived-experience of the author, a twenty-something young adult with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
  12. Haben: The Deaf-Blind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma, 2019
  13. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, Cathy Park Hong, 2021

In the video below, created by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee, Aleris Charleman introduces the list and co-chair Joan Warren shares her take on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ 2015 nonfiction book which is on the list above.