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Beyond the Book (2022-2023): Getting Started

banner reading Beyond the Book 2022-2023, Social Justice, Belonging, Advocacy, Education, and featuring the cover art of books titled Gender Queer and How to Be an Antiracist

Get a Copy of a Book

LCC book pick up

This year, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is providing free books only to those who will utilize the books in class or through student groups or other areas. Individuals should stop by the Cesar Chavez Learning Center to pick up or request a book. Professors and group leaders can also stop by the CCLC to make a request for a class set.

Borrow from LCC Library

The titles are available as eBooks:

To find a print copy, search the library catalog for the title. 

Borrow from another library
You can check out a copy from an area 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), campus-wide, by exploring four themes through books and programs. Our four themes and two books for the 2022-2023 term are:

  • Accessibility & Advocacy
  • Diversity & Racial Equity: How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Gender & Self-Identity: Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe
  • Global & Cultural Perspectives

The purpose of Beyond the Book is to expand the dialogues, learning, and engagement around diversity, equity, and inclusion themed books and programs 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 the Cesar Chavez Learning Center.

Ask a Librarian

In Person or Phone

Stop by the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the TLC building or call (517) 483-1615 during Research Help Desk hours.


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