Collective Visioning

How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future

By Linda Stout: This book teaches readers how to create a vision of what they want the world to look like, and then how to work together to make it happen. 198 pages. ©2007. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Difficult Conversations

How to Discuss What Matters Most

By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen: This book, filled with examples, walks you through a step-by-step approach to conducting the toughest conversations with less stress and more success. A New York Times Business Best Seller. 250 pages. ©2010. | Available formats: Book, 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

Make the Impossible Possible

One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary

By Bill Strickland: This inspirational book showcases the lessons learned by Bill Strickland as he worked with disadvantaged children and adults in Pittsburgh, Penn., through the jobs training center and community arts program he founded. “I’m not a... 204 pages. ©2009. | Available formats: Book, Kindle eBook

Of Forests and Fields

Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

By Mario Jimenez Sifuentez: Ethnic Mexican migration to Oregon has shaped and supported the state's largest economic industries. Tracing the history of Oregon's labor and immigrant rights movements in agriculture and timber, the author recounts the experiences of... 186 pages. ©2016. | Available formats: Book, 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

Southern Oregon Timber

The Kenneth Ford Family Legacy

By R.J. Guyer: This history of Kenneth Ford's life and legacy extends beyond the timber industry to include an account of the Ford family's early philanthropic work and the formation of The Ford Family Foundation. The collection of stories and photos... 160 pages. ©2015. | Available formats: Book, 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