Lansing Community College Library

Virtual Events Start This Fall

Curbside Book Pickup begins September 28.
Don’t delay books are available on a first come, first serve basis.
"There There" will not be distributed because it was handed out last year.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce the expansion of the One Book initiative to "Beyond the Book" The Diversity Campus Reading Circle.

This program is focused on embracing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) by exploring four themes with four different books at the campus-wide level:

We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Theme 1 - Gender & Self-Identity:

We Should All be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
Theme 2 - Global & Cultural Perspectives:

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
by Caitlin Doughty

The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
Theme 3 - Accessibility & Advocacy:

The Sun Does Shine
by Anthony Ray Hinton

There There by Tommy Orange
Theme 4 - Diversity & Racial Equity:

There There
by Tommy Orange

The purpose of Beyond the Book is to expand the dialogues, learning and engagement around diversity, equity, and inclusion themed books to foster a greater sense of community all while celebrating difference. This program is designed to provide an enjoyable and positive reading experience both inside and outside of the classroom. The aim of the Diversity Campus Reading Circles is to engage students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in a wide range of social discussion around DEI themes and intellectual activities to create an inclusive campus community.

Research Guide

Use the Beyond the Book Research Guide to learn more about the book and explore related themes.

Complete the Beyond the Book Survey

Virtual Events

Sep Mon 28

Curbside Beyond the Book Pickup

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sep Tue 29

Curbside Beyond the Book Pickup

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sep Wed 30

Curbside Beyond the Book Pickup

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Oct Mon 05
Oct Mon 05
Oct Tue 06
Programs and Events

Previous Titles

2014-2015

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

2015-2016

The True American by Anand Giridharadas

2016-2017

Tomatoland by Barry Estabrook

2017-2018

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

2018-2019

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

2019-2020

There There by Tommy Orange

Tonya Bailey posing for a photo

Contact Us

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Tonya Bailey
Email: bailet20@star.lcc.edu
Phone: 517-483-1116