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Beyond the Book (2021-2022): Getting Started

A campus-wide reading and discussion (and beyond) program that runs during the fall and spring semesters and focuses on four themes: gender and self identity, global and cultural perspectives, accessibility and advocacy, and diversity and racial equity.

Beyond the Book 2021-2022 Selections

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How to Get a Copy of a Book

LCC book pick up
Pickup a free physical copy of the books by emailing Laura Orta at and arranging a time.

Borrow from LCC Library

These titles are available as eBooks by clicking on the book image above. Print copies are available for checkout by searching the library catalog for the title. 

Borrow from another library
You can check out a copy from another area library. As an LCC student you can get a free library card from East Lansing Public Library and as a Michigan resident with a valid state ID you can get a free library card from Delta Township District Library.

Buy a copy
Buy any of the books from a variety of booksellers in print, e-book, or as a free audiobook with an Audible trial.

Beyond the Book

View past Beyond the Book selections.

About Beyond the Book

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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:

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.

Mental and Emotional Support

These books deal with difficult subjects, if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, anxious, or need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to contact LCC Counseling Services. Where you can talk with a state-licensed, professional counselor for free as a currently-enrolled LCC student.

If you are not an LCC student and need help, please check out the mental health resources on

Off-Campus Access to Library E-Resources


If you have questions or suggestions about Beyond the Book, contact:

Margo Whalen

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