Books – New & Discussion Groups

The Ebling Library and Building Community now offer book and film discussions for health science students, staff, and faculty. See below for upcoming events and feel free to register to join an online discussion!

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Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family

By Robert Kolker
“The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.” (description provided by publisher)
Discussion: 12/10/2021 at 12:00 pm (CT)

Below are some books recently added to the Ebling Library’s Recreational Reading Collection.

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I’m Still Here

By Austin Channing Brown
“Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God’s ongoing work in the world.” –Provided by publisher.

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White Fragility

By Robin J. DiAngelo
“In this in-depth exploration, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo explores how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.”–Provided by publisher.

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How to be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi
“In this book, Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science, bringing it all together with an engaging personal narrative of his own awakening to antiracism. How to Be an Antiracist is an essential work for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step: contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.”—Provided by publisher

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Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

By Dayna Bowen Matthew,
“Over 84,000 black and brown lives are needlessly lost each year due to health disparities: the unfair, unjust, and avoidable differences between the quality and quantity of health care provided to Americans who are members of racial and ethnic minorities and care provided to whites. Health disparities have remained stubbornly entrenched in the American health care system–and in Just Medicine Dayna Bowen Matthew finds that they principally arise from unconscious racial and ethnic biases held by physicians, institutional providers, and their patients” – Provided by publisher