Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Diversity and Inclusion Book Talk

Today I gave a book talk to Lake Land College faculty on the day's topic of Diversity and Inclusion.  Here's the booklist!

Book Awards Mentioned

  • Schneider Family Book Award (disability)
  • Printz Award (literature for  young adults)
  • Alex Awards (adult books)
  • National Book Award  (F, NF, Poetry, Young People)
  • Coretta Scott King Book Award (African American)
  • Pura Belpré Award (Latino)
  • Stonewall Book Award (GLBT)
  • Rainbow Book List (GLBTQ)

Going Mental.

  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • My Abandonment by Peter Rock
  • Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King

True Story.

  • The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Yeah, I’m different.

  • Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

What color? Human.

  • Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Mudbound by Hillary Jordan
  • Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon
  • Tyrell by Coe Booth
  • Gardens of Water by Alan Drew
  • In Darkness by Nick Lake
  • The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
  • Finding Nouf  by Zoe Ferraris
  • Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose

I am not my disorder.

  • Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood by Koren Zailckas
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John

Love is love.

  • Donorboy by Brendan Halpin
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Hero by Perry Moore
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher

Back then.

  • The Night Birds by Thomas Maltman
  • The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I’m sick. So what?

  • Stitches: a Memoir by David Small
  • The Fault in our Stars by John Green

I fight.

  • The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
  • War by Sebastian Junger
  • A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
  • Refresh, Refresh by Danica Novgorodoff

I’m a person, too!

  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


croys said...

Ahhhh, there are some I have not read! Thanks a lot, now my reading list just got longer.

Sarah Hill said...

I try my best, Carolyn! :) Some of these are oldies but goodies. It was interesting to see what titles jumped out of my memory when I was thinking of topics.