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 student book recommendations, which are periodically put on display in Bass Library.
“We see a real community conversation unfolding, and we want to support that,” says Emily Horning, director of undergraduate programs at Bass Library.
The Reading Resilience Project invites members of the Yale community to suggest creative works by and about people of color via a book recommendation webform. The submission form will be open indefinitely and can be used to recommend books, poetry, art objects, films, and other creative works by or about people of color. To see a complete list of recommended titles, go to the tab "Complete RRP Book List."