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The Human Library, Social Justice Month: April 2022

Titles You Can "Check Out"

Human Book Titles:

Addict in Recovery

This book’s challenges and difficult history has granted them  experiences that have made them stronger, more hopeful.

Adoption Across Race

This book is a transnational, Asian-American adoptee who grew up in a white family. Being made fun of in a predominantly white spaces made it difficult to embrace her racial identity. 

Becoming a Gay Dad

This book’s journey to becoming a father with his husband required numerous social, political, and legal hurdles. 

Being Deaf in a Hearing World

This book has had to contend with misconceptions about sign-language, oral deafness, and cochlear implants each day.

Different Shades of Bias

This book is exploring how the construct of race configures into the day to day life and the phenomenon of “colorism”.

Energy Healing 101

This book devoted hours of intense study to serve as a healer, but faces assumptions that their work is harmful, if they even know about it at all.

The Ever Growing Girl

Despite being subjected to direct racial and ethnic slurs as a minoritized person in predominantly white spaces, this girl keeps growing, becoming stronger.

Hi, have I talked about my wife yet?

This book has experienced discrimination, prejudice, and stereotyping as a woman, a queer person, and as someone married to a transgender woman. 

Invisible: Life as a Woman on the Autism Spectrum

This book was bullied and her experience was not understood because much of our understanding of autism is focused on the male experience.

It’s in My Genes

This book is about growing up in the rural countryside in a rainbow family.

I Wish You Could See ME

This book is more than their diagnoses, sexual orientation, and family history, and they need to be seen.

Privileged and Asian

This book is about the journey to understanding privilege and what it means to be an Asian-American woman in the U.S.

Transforming Racism

As a Muslim teen living in post-9/11 US, this book turned away from her culture. This is the story of how she found her way back.

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

This book sustained a traumatic brain injury at a young age which led to a journey through medical misunderstandings, stereotypes, and being left out of activities and experiences they longed for.

Wrongfully Convicted

This book served over 19 years in jail for crimes he did not commit. What does it take to clear your name? How does one rejoin society after losing so much?

Lending Schedule for Human Books, 2022

Book Title

Lending Time Available

Hi, have I talked about my wife yet?

10am-1pm

Transforming Racism

10am-12pm

Becoming a Gay Dad

10am-12pm

Invisible: Life as a Woman on the Autism Spectrum

10am-11:50am

The Ever Growing Girl

11:30am-1:30pm

Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

11:30am-1:30pm

Addict in Recovery

12pm-2pm

Wrongfully Convicted

12pm-2pm

Different Shades of Bias

1pm-3pm

Adoption Across Race

1pm-2pm

Being Deaf in a Hearing World

1:30pm-3:30pm

It’s In My Genes

2:30pm-3:30pm

Privileged and Asian

3pm-4pm

Energy Healing 101

3pm-5pm

Adoption Across Race

4pm-5pm

I Wish You Could See ME

3pm-5pm