DEI Digital Library

How Long 'Til Black Future Month?
by N.K. Jemisin

This delightful collection of short stories explores race across backgrounds of science fiction, fantasy, and afrofuturism. Read More »

Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health in America
by Linda Villarosa

Villarosa exposes a multitude of systemic factors baked into the American healthcare system which cause Black Americans to "live sicker and die quicker". Read More »

American Sirens: The Incredible Story of the Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics
by Kevin Hazzard

The fascinating, dramatic story of how a group of young Black men from an underserved Black neighborhood of Pittsburgh invented and perfected the modern model of prehospital emergency care. Read More »

The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot

Cells taken from Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman, without knowledge or consent, have been a critical tool in medical research for more than sixty years. Skloot gives voice to the person behind these cells and her family. Read More »

The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease
by Johnathan M. Metzl

A shocking account of how the diagnosis of schizophrenia became racialized, politicized, and weaponized against Black protestor. Read More »

by Javier Zamora

A young poet tells the story of his harrowing migration from El Salvador to the United States at the age of nine in this memoir. Read More »

The Death of Vivek Oji
by Akwaeke Emezi

Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection between self and surroundings. As adolescence gives way to adulthood, Vivek finds solace in friendships with the warm, boisterous daughters of the Nigerwives,… Read More »

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

An unforgettable true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to end mass incarceration in America — from one of the most inspiring lawyers of our time. Read More »

Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
by Dorothy Roberts

Roberts chronicles the systemic abuse of Black women's bodies from the days of slavery to the present day. Read More »

Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Evolution
by Cat Bohannon

One of the primary messages of the book surrounds the biases of health science and research which include mostly or entirely male subjects in their studies. Read More »

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in the SNCC
by Judy Richardson, Marth Prescod Noram Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, Dorothy M Zellner

More than fifty women recollect their diverse, inspiring experiences fighting for justice on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with the SNCC. Read More »

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
by Randy Shilts

Shilts' compressive history of the AIDS epidemic discusses both the scientific battle to identify HIV and AIDS and the concurrent fight to for political acknowledgement of the epidemic. Read More »