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.
- How to be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, 2019
- White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide, Carol Anderson, 2016
- Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015
- The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson, 2011
- The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad, 2019
- Waking Up White, Debby Irving, 2014
- Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration, Alfredo Corchado, 2018
- 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
- 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.
- The Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance, 2016 (also available on Netflix)
- 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.
- Haben: The Deaf-Blind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, Haben Girma, 2019
- 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.