Caste

The Origins of Our Discontents

By Isabel Wilkerson: The word "caste" is a term Americans generally associate with other countries. Author Isabel Wilkerson uses the concept to help readers gain new insight into how some of the deepest injustices in our own nation have come to be. Race is... 496 pages. ©2020. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Getting to YES

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher and William Ury: A guide to negotiation from members of the Harvard Negotiation Project. This book offers a strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements.  240 pages. ©2011. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Heartland

A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

By Sarah Smarsh: The author grew up in a midwest wheat-farming family in the 1980s and 1990s that found itself struggling to get by, for generations. This book tells the story of her young life and transition to adulthood. Smarsh combines memoir with rich... 320 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Indian Givers

How Native Americans Transformed the World

By Jack Weatherford: Author Jack Weatherford, an anthropologist, traces the crucial contributions made by Native Americans to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, ecology and more. This... 351 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

So You Want to Talk About Race

By Ijeoma Oluo: This book targets people of all races who want to engage in more informed conversations about race and racism in the United States. The writing is straightforward, sometimes biting, and very insightful. The author grew up in the Pacific... 272 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Stamped

Racism, Antiracism, and You

By Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi: A reimagining of Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning, this book tells the story of racist ideas through history in a conversational style that can be understood by both teens and adults. Stamped is a history book that is "NOT a... 320 pages. ©2020. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

By Malcolm Gladwell: The author presents a rich (and sometimes disturbing) collection of stories, coupled with research, to help readers understand how we interpret the actions of people we do not know. This book is an especially important read for those... 400 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

By Sean Covey: “Be proactive” and “Think win-win” are just two of the habits this author encourages teens to embrace. Covey’s advice follows the philosophy that actions should be based on principles, not friends or parental... 288 pages. ©2014. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook, Spanish

The Deepest Well

Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity

By Nadine Burke Harris M.D.: This book looks at how childhood stress can lead to lifelong health problems and what we can do about it. The author delivers both scientific insight, including the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study, and moving... 251 pages. ©2018. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook

What Unites Us

Reflections on Patriotism

By Dan Rather: In a time of deep division and historic challenges to our democracy, Dan Rather offers a calming voice. He presents a collection of essays that help us look back on where we have been in order to see the potential for a path forward. The... 304 pages. ©2019. | Available formats: Book, Audio CD, Kindle eBook