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Books for MLK Day 2023: Choosing Love Over Hate

Librarian Allyson Mower has prepared the following recommendations of books from our collection in preparation for the upcoming event with Reverend France A. Davis.

France Davis: An American Story Told by Rev. France A Davis

Come hear Reverend France A. Davis speak about his philosophy regarding ways of “choosing love over hate” at the Marriott Library on Tuesday, January 17th from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

A compilation of speeches and writings made by Morrison on various topics ranging from self-love to standing up to racism and sexism.

Bigger than Bravery by Valerie Boyd

A wonderful collection of critical and personal essays on the connections between resilience and compassion in the face of bias and uncertainty.

Light for the World To See by Kwame Alexander

Written during the pandemic, this book of poetry is powerful, joyful, truthful, hopeful

Radical Dharma by Rod Owens

Lama Rod Owens co-authored this book with Angel Kyodo Williams and Jasmine Syedullah. His guided meditations help you discover how difficult emotions (like hate and anger) get expressed, how to let them be, and then as he likes to put “shake it off” so you can become fully liberated and fully human.

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