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 HUMAN LIBRARY WHERE    • The Night the Rain Came by R.J. Forester

      • Finding My Inner Nomad by Katlin Hess
      • This Hood is For the Southside of Chicago by
 PEOPLE ARE BOOKS     Imani Wimberly
      • Officer of the Year… Almost by Kyrie York
      • Black Sheep by Nick DiMento
      • Alive: A Mixed Queer Latinx Student Living on the Border
        of Identity by Samuel Conde
      • Faith, Identity and Music: A Genderqueer Journey
 On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, TCU’s first “Human Library” event was held at the Mary Couts      by Nathan Berry
 Burnett Library in an attempt to promote tolerance, challenge assumptions and celebrate   • A Question of Courage: Piet’s Race Against the Night Sky

 diversity within our community through intimate discussions of people’s unique experiences.    by Kathryn Schruba
      • Still in School: The 20-Something College Kit
         by Christopher D’Auria
 A    • One Year In Morocco: A Peace Corps Story by Britt Luby
      • Intentional Christian Community by Erin Randolph
 Human Library is an event that seeks to create
 a conversation and understanding between
      • How To Be A Sister by Rebecca Fitzmaurice
 people from different backgrounds. It provides an
 opportunity for people to learn more about each other while   • Sick Call Ranger’s Guide to Life by Michelle Johnson
      • Depression and Suicide by Alec Mothershead
 working through stereotypes and discrimination. Individuals   • A Month In Mexico by Lydia Galvan
 volunteer as human books to share their lived stories.   • The Out Crowd by Sue-Jin Green
 Participants or readers check out a book of interest for a   • Who Am I? by Isuru Perera
 20-minute one-on-one conversation to learn more about that   • An American in Singapore: Life and Culture in Southeast
 person, their life and the challenges her or she have overcome     Asia by Sarah Chu
 or face.
      After the high-spirited sessions, participants expressed
 “We often go through life with people that we consider   their satisfaction with comments such as, after hearing
 friends but never hear or know what their story is,” said Imani   someone’s story they forged new connections, were
 Wimberly, Hall Director in Housing and Residence Life. “The   enlightened and revived, and became aware of who they
 Human Library provides the opportunity to truly learn about   are.
 the amazing Horned Frogs we have here at TCU.”
      “Because TCU has such a rich, diverse community with
 Twenty-eight human books were scattered throughout the   so many great stories it was important to us to provide a
 Library in various study rooms. Book titles included:  platform, space and opportunity for those tales to be told.”
      said Peyton Lipscomb, Waits Hall Director.
 • From the Latin Kings to TCU by Justo Ortega
 • 286 Weddings & Counting! A look Inside Robert Carr    TCU’s first attempt at hosting a Human Library event was
   Chapel at TCU by Kayli Burnett   a success. The committee surpassed their goal of 16 books
 • How I Found Out I Wasn’t Rich! by Bianca Newton   and 100 readers to 28 books and more than 100 readers. To
 • The Addam’s Family: Or Why I Hired Misfits, Criminals    Lipscomb the true measurement for success of the Human
   and Oddballs in My First Tech Startup by Michael Sherrod   Library is knowing the participants felt value in the sharing
 • Pursuing the Call to Ministry as an LGBTQ Individual    of stories and learning something along the way.
   by Laura Allen
 • Why I Stopped Mispronouncing My Name by    The Human Library is an international movement that
    Beatriz Gutierrez   “ “  originated in Denmark in the year 2000, making its way
 • Thick Skinned: How I Learned I am Stronger Than Others   Because TCU has such a rich, diverse   around the world. TCU’s Human Library committee plans
   Think by Evan Saperstein  community with so many great stories it was   to continue this event as it’s focused on highlighting and
 • What Are You? – A Personal Perspective on Multiracial   important to us to provide a platform, space   celebrating diversity, deepening relationships and creating
   Identity by Yvonne Lin Giovanis   and opportunity for those tales to be told.”  and strengthening connections.
 • Student Single Parenting by Sarah Mitchell
 • Eldercare From the Caregiver’s POV by Katherine Ware    Peyton Lipscomb, Waits Hall Director

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