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Diversity Council Book Reviews


Such a Fun Age

This book has thought-provoking moments which leads you to examine the topics of privilege, race and gender.

The Invisible War

A 2012 documentary film written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering and Tanner King Barklow

A Second Chance: Life Lessons Turned into Living Dreams

You’ll feel motivated and inspired to make changes within your life and be a better you after reading this book.

Becoming

You’ll feel motivated and inspired to make changes within your life and be a better you after reading this book.

Biography of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

Tubman’s life is so inspirational and teaches us how to be strong and stand up for what is right despite adversities and horrible barriers.

CRASH! Leading Through the Wreckage

What is taken from this book is, it is not about perfection, it is about progress. You may not do everything perfectly, which is okay, as long as you are making steps to move forward.

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell shares societal and historical examples to support his view that being an underdog, which is usually viewed negatively, can actually be an advantage. This book challenges the reader to see situations through different and unexpected lenses.

Educated: A Memoir

This book shows that through education, self-awareness, perseverance and determination your efforts will be successful in reaching your goals.

Lily and the Octopus

Don’t judge a book by its cover or you might miss out.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

The mindset with which you meet your challenges have a direct impact on whether or not you will succeed.

No Ashes in the Fire

No Ashes in the Fire is the story of how one young man was able to push through the pain of past hurt caused by family, sexuality and spirituality.

The Book of Unknown Americans

In The Book of Unknown Americans, the author discusses the stories of immigrants living in one apartment building who are struggling with the language barrier, looking for jobs and trying to fit in with their new country.

The Days When Birds Come Back

Anyone who is not a stranger to loss and grief, and understands the process of healing, will find elements of the story resonating with their own lives.

This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare

This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare is a first account story told by author Gabourey Sidibe whose life experiences touch many common struggles we all shy away from.

Together: A Journey for Survival

This book reaffirms that by working together, we can face even the most challenging situations.

Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots

This narrative sparks the reader to try something new and challenge the norms, even in the most difficult situations. Deborah Feldman’s words are an inspiration.

What I told my Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women

This book is an inspiring collection of essays from successful women around the world giving advice to their daughters through life experience examples or in character building, teachable moments between mother and child. Contributors to the book are celebrities, reporters, singers, athletes, politicians and everyday working mothers.

Wholeness: Winning in Life from the Inside Out

Wholeness: Winning in Life from the Inside Out by Toure Roberts deals with how so many people in today’s society are broken mentally and spiritually and they don’t even realize the harm it causes.

Wonder

Wonder is a beautiful story with a message about self-acceptance, bullying, friendships and diversity.