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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Community Challenge:

Members of the college community are challenged to buy and read one of the books found here:

Loyalty Bookstores Antiracist Reading Recs

Books can be purchased from any source, but books bought from Loyalty Books also help support businesses actively promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

After buying and reading the books, community members will donate them to Wessels Library to add to the collection so that all members of the community may read and educate themselves about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Suggestions/donations not on the list are welcome as Wessels Library continues to build its diversity, equity, and inclusion collection.

Please let Reid Austin ( know if you would like to participate and what book(s) you will be donating so that he may list donated materials here to avoid duplicate purchases and so that all may see our generous donors (see selected books tab).

  1. All about Love: New Visions (2 copies donated by Dr. Amanda Hodges and Deborah Poston)
  2. All American Boys (2 copies donated by Dr. Amanda Hodges and Milena Velez)
  3. An African American and Latinx History of the United States (donated by Jared Woolstenhulme)
  4. Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  5. Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression and Faith (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes) 
  6. The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  7. A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  8. Breathe: A Letter to My Sons (2 copies donated by Dr. John Lesaine and Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  9. Citizen: An American Lyric (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  10. The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (3 copies donated by Dr. Dennis Lambries, Dr. Naomi Simmons, and Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  11. Dark Testament: And Other Poems (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  12. Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland (2 copies donated by Dr. Susan Epting and Les Parks)
  13. Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia (donated by Reid Austin)
  14. Felon: Poems (donated by Dr. David and Angie Rachels)
  15. The Fire Next Time (2 copies donated by Dr. Peggy Winder and Dr. Jenn Martinsen)
  16. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  17. Heavy: An American Memoir (donated by Dr. Jenn Martinsen)
  18. How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Eclipse of Post-Racialism (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  19. How to Be an Antiracist (donated by Dr. Tracy Power)
  20. How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  21. i am from a punch & a kiss (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  22. Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation (donated by Carl Lominick)
  23. A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  24. Men We Reaped: A Memoir (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  25. Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  26. Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  27. Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (donated by Deborah Poston)
  28. PET (donated by Dr. Carrie Caudill)
  29. Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America (donated by Dr. Krista Hughes)
  30. Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  31. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (donated by Dr. Naomi Simmons)
  32. Slave Play (donated by Dr. Naomi Simmons)
  33. So You Want to Talk About Race (5 copies donated by Dr. Sara Peters, Elisabeth Ramirez, Dr. Peggy Winder, and Dr. Naomi Simmons)
  34. Solitary (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  35. The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (donated by Dr. Patrick Casey)
  36. Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (donated by Dr. Tracy Power)
  37. They Can't Kill Us All: The Story of the Struggle for Black Lives (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  38. They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (donated by Jared Woolstenhulme)
  39. This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  40. This is My America (donated by Dr. John Lesaine)
  41. Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (donated by Milena Velez)
  42. When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (2 copies donated by Dr. Naomi Simmons)
  43. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism (donated by Chris and Katie Harris)
  44. White Privilege (donated by Dr. David Rachels and Angie Rachels)
  45. White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (donated by Dr. Jenn Martinsen)
  46. White Tears/Brown Scars: How White Feminism Betrays Women of Color (2 copies donated by Dr. Jenn Martinsen and Milena Velez)
  47. Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (donated by Chris and Katie Harris)
  48. Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People about Race (donated by Elisabeth Ramirez)
  49. Woke: A Guide to Social Justice (donated by Chris and Katie Harris)