Durham Tech Library Recommended Reading Lists and Resource Guides

Resource guides provide recommendations for nonfiction books, fiction books, ebooks, videos, research databases, and websites found in the Durham Tech libraries and online.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson cover
What We’re Reading: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Book review by Julie Humphrey, Library Director

Antiracist Resource Guide

Global Studies Resource Guide

LGBTQIA Resource Guide

Sociology Resource Guide

Women’s Studies Resource Guide

Read: Learning More About Race in America

Watch: Learning More About Race in America

Listen: Learning More About Race in America

Read: E-books and Audiobooks for Black History Month


A Colorful History of the Rainbow Flag, Jacopo Prisco, CNN.com, 6/2019

Building a Culture of Inclusion for All Students, Christina A. Samuels, Education Week, 2/19/2020

Message to White Allies from A Black Anti-Racism Expert: You’re Doing It Wrong, Dr. David Campt, Medium.com, 4/27/2020

My Job Is Talking About Race, And Yet I Dread Talking About It At Work. Here’s Why. Jodi M. Savage, guest writer, Huffington Post, 6/25/2020

Where'd All These Woke White People Come From?, Michael Harriot, The Root, 6/4/2020

The First Pride March, Library of Congress, 2020


On Being Different: What it Means to be Homosexual, Merle Miller, Publisher: PenguinRandomHouse.com, 2012

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times, Carolina de Robertis, 2017

Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story, Jacob Tobia, 2019

Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg, 1993 (free pdf copy)

The Tradition, Jericho Brown, Publisher: CopperCanyonPress.org (Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry)

What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Helen Oyeyemi, Publisher: PenguinRandomHouse.com, 2017


13th, Directed by Ava DuVernay, Netflix Feature made free on YouTube

Watch: Learning More About Race in America

Library LGBTQIA Videos

Brokeback Mountain, Directed by Ang Lee, 2005

Elisa & Marcela, Directed by Isabel Coixet, 2019

Love Simon, Directed by Greg Berlanti, 2018

Why Gender Pronouns Matter, YouTube Channel: Seventeen, 2017