The Power of Story and Representation
It is essential for people of all backgrounds and experiences to learn the power of embracing their story and the importance of storytelling – no matter their niche.
Changing Classical Dance: Racial Diversity and Disparity
These titles for all ages celebrate and center the lives, voices, work and influence of BIPOC dancers.
Hear Me Out: Racial Histories
Systemic racism touches all parts of life and is linked to everything from poverty, to health, to education, to incarceration. It’s a racism that doesn’t rely on racist thoughts or actions from individuals, but rather on the laws, regulations, preferences and power structures that have built up over the centuries, and that continue to harm people of color. Check out these titles to learn more about systemic racism. And if you’d like to discuss these and related issues, the Library is co-hosting a virtual event on Wednesday, May 26 as part of the ‘Hear Me Out’ Dialogue Series.
If You Liked “Nomadland,” Try These
Peruse this list to find a book (or movie) that matches the aspect of “Nomadland” that most resonated with you!
Memoirs of Pittsburgh
In these memoirs we as readers can immerse ourselves in the lives of real people who are looking back on the Pittsburghs of their past and revealing how these personal versions of our city have shaped and changed them.
Women in Disability Rights
In these frank, intersectional memoirs, women who took a stand for disability rights explore disability, femininity, accessibility, race and, ultimately, empowerment.
How to Be a Good Creature
We can grow so close to the animals in our lives. This seems to be especially true for naturalist/author Sy Montgomery. Her memoir centers around thirteen animals she has known, from beloved pets to wild creatures. If you’re interested in animals, or just looking for a good memoir, check out this beautiful book.
Women of Color Who Have Made an Impact in Our Lives
There are so many women of color from the past and in our present making a difference in the world around us! To learn more about these awesome women, check out these titles.
Black and LGBTQ+ Authors
From science fiction to historical fiction and memoirs, these books portray various experiences of both Blackness and queerness.
All Boys Aren’t Blue
This memoir manifesto by cultural critic Johnson navigates Blackness, masculinity and queerness while asking readers to explore the social forces that shape their lives.