In 2015, during a wave of student activism aimed at making Yale more inclusive, Bass Library partnered with student groups to create the Reading Resilience Project. The project aims to highlight voices of commonly underrepresented peoples in library collections. The project is entirely based on Yale student, staff, and faculty recommendations.
The Reading Resilience Project invites members of the Yale community to suggest creative works by and about people of color. The submission form is open indefinitely and can be used to recommend books, poetry, art objects, films, and other creative works by or about people of color. All recommended works are added to the project page here, books held by Yale Library are periodically put on display in Bass Library, and books not already available are considered for purchase, in print and e-book format.