How can we get a kit?
If you would like to request a book kit, please fill out the request form. Book Club Kits are checked out to one person, and only one kit can be checked out to an individual at a given time. Books from the kit should be returned to the designated person, not to the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. That individual is then responsible for returning the Book Club Kit with all contents to the Office during office hours or making other arrangements with our staff. Keep in mind that we want this service to be available to as many members of campus as possible. We ask that you be thoughtful in your check-out request - both quantity of books and duration of check-out.
You should expect at least a 4 business day turn-around between the time you make your request online and when you will be able to check out your kit. For example, if you submit your request on Friday, the earliest you could pick up your kit would be the following Thursday.
What books can we check out?
Below is a list of READ books, this list was determined by community request upon launching this program.
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
- The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
- Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey
What about other books?
We absolutely want to expand our offerings!
We recognize that there are topics gaps in our current list and are actively exploring other books that cover topics such as:
- Disability Culture and Accessibility
- And more!
These books will be added to our list soon. If you have book recommendations, please send them to diversity @ku.edu.