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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

A guide to highlight useful information resources relating to EDI themes. We hope it will promote awareness and discussion, broaden horizons, and challenge us all.

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EDI in Literature
 
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Equal to Everything

This is a children's book about Lady Hale, the former President of the UK Supreme Court. It tells her story through a little girl's day trip to the courts. It's an uplifting and empowering tale of the fight for equality and recognition of what we can achieve if given the opportunity. It's not just for children - it's for everyone! 

- Becca, Law Library

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Middlesex

My recommendation is one of my favourite novels, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, for its focus on intersex and gender identity issues.

- Aimee, Walton Library

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Girl, Woman, Other

This book follows the lives of twelve different characters over a period of years. The stories are cleverly intertwined giving you real insight in the struggles of women who are black and British.  One of those books that you start and you never want to end.

- Louise, Library Liaison Services

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Beloved

Beloved depicts the dark legacy of the history of Slavery, and the Jim Crow Laws responsible for institutionalised racism. In a world where infanticide is perceived as the only way to protect your child from the horrors of slavery, Sethe is haunted by the spirit of her daughter as she comes to terms with the painful memories of her past. Not a light read but a must read, all the same…

- Leigh, Walton Library

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

A gripping tale of librarians smuggling out manuscripts under the noses of extreme religious fanatics, on foot and by boat and one man’s determination to show the world what a wonderful rich heritage and lesson in mutual understanding there is in Timbuktu.

- Catherine, Marjorie Robinson Library

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Such a Fun Age

This is an unsettling, excruciating and funny read, which explores race, exploitation, guilt, wealth, millennial insecurity and more.

- Lucy, Library Liaison Services

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