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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: DEI Reading Lists


At University of Maryland Global Campus, we seek to reflect the diversity of the global community. Cultural differences are recognized, valued, and considered essential to the education process and working environment. We promote understanding and mutual respect of all members of the community and provide an academic and social environment that encourages new ideas, an eagerness to learn, and positive working conditions.

As part of our work to promote understanding and respect, University of Maryland Global Campus’s Office of Diversity and Equity and the UMGC Library are working together to create and house reading lists on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and lists dedicated to heritage months. We hope to help you reap the benefits of regular reading and connect with your family, friends, and colleagues over a good book while expanding your understanding and helping you to engage with new ideas that will grow and strengthen our community.

Building on UMGC’s commitment to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and healthy community, we hope that these reading lists will help you gain a better understanding and appreciation of other cultures and spark conversations that address the challenges of living and working in a diverse community.

How to get a copy of a book
Some books that can be found in the Library's various collections, for any books not in our collections - the covers are linked to OCLC WorldCat, simply search your zip code within the books record to find local access.

Social Justice Readings

Book cover for Just Transitions
Book cover for White Fragility
Book cover for Social (in)Justice and Mental Health
Book cover for The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Book cover for Valuing Other Voices
Book cover for How to Be an Antiracist
Book cover for The Uninhabitable Earth
Book cover for The Fire Next Time
Book cover for Killing Rage
Book cover for One Person, No Vote
Book cover for Yellow
Book cover for An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Book cover for Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice
Book cover for Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century
Book cover for The New Jim Crow
Book cover for White Rage
Book cover for Black Women and Social Justice Education
Book cover for Arts Education in Action
Book cover for They Can't Kill Us All
Book cover for Assessment for Social Justice