The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resource Library

What You'll Find In Our Resource Library

Currently, we’ve shared our full library alphabetically. 

Here you have access to downloading epublications that will open in your books application.

In the next few months, this library will be organized by content, specifically which Belonging-First zone your organization is currently operate from. As you progress through the zones, the literature that is most suited to you will then open. We appreciate your patience as we organize this incredible resource library for you.

Adrienne Marie Brown

Post-nationalist writer, doula, activist and Black feminist. 

Books included:

  1. Emergent Strategy Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
  2. Pleasure Activism The Politics of Feeling Good 

Angela Davis

American political activist, philosopher, scholar, academic and author. 

Lenin Peace Price Winner, Time Magazine’s “100 Women of the Year” & “100 Most Influential People of 2020″and National Women’s Fall of Fame Inductee.

Books included:

  1. Freedom is a Constant Struggle – Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
  2.  Women, Race, Class
  3. Angela Davis’ Autobiography

Audre Lorde

A self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” who “dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.”

Books included:

  1. Sister Outsider Essays and Speeches 
  2. A Burst of Light and Other Essays

Christina Sharpe

Christina Sharpe, author and professor at Tufts University, has been appointed distinguished visiting professor in the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University (FCS). Books included:

  1. In the Wake on Blackness and Being 

Frantz Fanon

Psychiatrist and political philosopher who has become an influential author for critical race theory and post-colonial studies.

Books included:

  1. Black Skin, White Masks

Ijeoma Oluo

#1 New York Times bestselling Author

Her writings cover racism, misogynoir, intersectionality, economics, feminisim and social justice.

Books included:

  1. So You Want To Talk About Race

Malcolm X

An African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community.

Books included:

  1. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley 

Michelle Alexander

Writer, civil rights advocate, and visiting professor at Union Theological Seminary (New York City).

Best known for her 2010 book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and is an opinion columnist for The New York Times.

Books included:

  1. The New Jim Crow Mass Incarceration In the Age of Color Blindness

Cathy Park Hong

Author & Professor, New York Times “100 Most Influential People of 2021”.

She charts her emotional life as a Korean American immigrant woman and shatters the concept of a single story of the Asian experience.

Books included:

  1. Minor Feelings An Asian American Reckoning

Nell Irvin Painter

An American historian Ph.D. who is notable for her works on United States Southern history of the nineteenth century. She is retired from Princeton University as the Edwards Professor of American History Emerita.  She has served as president of the Organization of American Historians and as president of the Southern Historical Association.

Books included:

  1. The History of White People

Paul Beatty

American author and an associate professor of writing at Columbia University.

In 2016, he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sellout.

It was the first time a writer from the United States was honored with the Man Booker.

Books included:

  1. The Sellout

Reni Eddo-Lodge

British journalist and author, focusing on feminism and structural racism.

Books included:

  1. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race

Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Gender Studies and African American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where she serves as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2).

She holds affiliations in the School of Education & Information Studies, and is a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford where she is a Commissioner on the Oxford Commission on AI & Good Governance (OxCAIGG). 

Books included:

  1. Algorithms of Oppression How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Ta-Nehisi Coates

In an attempt to answer questions to his adolescent son, this story is an awakening truth about the author’s place in the world while providing a vision for a way forward.

Books included:

  1. Between the World and Me

Maurice Berger

American cultural historian, curator, and art critic, who served as a Research Professor and Chief Curator at the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Berger was recognized for his interdisciplinary scholarship on race and visual culture in the United States.

Books included:

  1. White Lies: Race and the Myths of Whiteness