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Readings & Media on Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion

A curated bibliography of readings, podcasts, and videos in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Feel free to suggest a title to the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

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Hello and welcome to the UMass Amherst Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Committee's readings and media page! This is a collection of articles, books, videos, lectures, podcasts, and more on topics that relate to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) both in and outside the library. We hope this will become a valuable resource for people who want to learn more about certain topics, share something that changed their perspective on an issue, or that others might find useful. 

Please help us grow this resource. This is a living document and we welcome useful suggestions from anyone in the library or the greater community. If you would like to contribute a resource please email Jeremy or Christine.  

Committee on Diversity & Inclusion


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E-books & Audiobooks on Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Libraries' staff have curated a collection of e-books and audiobooks on the Overdrive platform. The Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Collection includes works of fiction and non-fiction across genres, subjects and reading levels.

  • UMass Amherst community members can login to Overdrive using their NetID to borrow for 14 days up to 5 titles at a time.
  • E-books and audiobooks can be read or listened to in your web browser or with the Libby app (Libby help).


This guide is organized by topics, but we also recognize intersectionality: that multiple factors of advantage and disadvantage overlap and intersect to shape one's social identities in empowering and/or oppressing ways. The intersectionality framework was introduced by Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw and she describes it in this video.