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Past books

Fall 2023

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century, edited by Alice Wong.

Partners: Women and Gender Services, the Disabilities Employee Resource Group, student members of disabled@mit, and Disability and Access Services.

Archived study guide

Watch: “Disability Visibility”: Can You See Us Now? (MIT only)

Work, Pray, Code: When wor becomes religion in Silicon Valley by Carolyn Chen book coverSpring 2023

Work Pray Code: When Work Becomes Religion in Silicon Valley by Carolyn Chen

Co-sponsors: MIT Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore.

Archived study guide

Watch: A Conversation with Carolyn Chen: “Work Pray Code” (MIT only)

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Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World by Dr. Vivek H. Murthy

Co-sponsors: Health Promotion Working GroupMIT Libraries; Division of Student Life’s DSL Reads program (a SEAbord initiative)

Archived study guide

Watch: Belonging and Connectedness at MIT: Community voices, October 2022

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Clap When You Land, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Co-sponsors: MIT Global Languages; MIT Libraries; MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies

Archived study guide

Watch: Conversation with the author, April 2022 (MIT only)

Sexual Citizens book coverFall 2021

Sexual Citizens, by Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan

Co-sponsors: Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office; Violence Prevention and Response; PLEASURE@MIT; MIT Libraries; Women’s and Gender Studies; Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation; Undergraduate Association; Graduate Student Council; Mind Hand Heart

Archived study guide

Watch: Conversation with the authors, October 2021 (MIT only)

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Privileged Poor book coverSpring 2021

The Privileged Poor by Anthony Abraham Jack
Partner: FLI@MIT

Archived study guide

Conversation with the author, April 2021 (MIT only)

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Fall 2020

There There by Tommy Orange
Partner: Indigenous Peoples Advocacy Committee and American Indian Science and Engineering Society

Archived study guide 

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A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernández
Partner: Hermanas Unidas

Archived study guide

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Spring 2019

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum, PhD
Partner: School of Architecture + Planning

Archived study guide

Dawn cover

Fall 2018

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler
Partner: MIT Black Students’ Union

Archived study guide


Spring 2018

Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
Partner: Alpha Chi Omega

Archived study guide

Americanah coverFall 2017

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Partner: My Sister’s Keeper

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Spring 2017

Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
Partner: MIT Literary Society 

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Winter 2017

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Partner: Black Women’s Alliance

Redefining Realness book cover

Fall 2016

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock
Partners: LBGTQ@MIT and the Gender Fluidity Group

MIT Reads began in the Fall of 2016