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Center Library

Welcome to the Diversity Center's virtual gallery of books. Literature is a powerful way to motivate empathy and critical thinking in students regarding issues of diversity and social justice. We have curated an extensive list of contemporary narrative nonfiction, fiction, and social analysis/activism books on a range of issues. Included are memoirs, ethnographic and journalistic accounts, traditional novels, graphic novels, and science fiction/fantasy titles. Click on the book cover for a book description. For strategies on how to integrate literature into your courses, visit the Diversity Center's Educator|Resource where we present Social Justice 101: Teaching Empathy and Critical Thinking Using Books.

Narrative Nonfiction


Nonfiction Graphic Novels



        Science Fiction/Fantasy

        Fiction Graphic Novels


Social Analysis/Activism


Current Spotlight

A portrait of "Indian survival, resilience, adaptation, pride and place in modern life." 
Genre: Social Analysis/Activism