Teaching Empathy and Critical Thinking Using Books (Social Justice 101), Making Space for Free-Choice Reading Alongside Textbooks in Social Work Generalist Courses, and the Center Library resource page. See also Literature as Exploration and two K-12 books on multiculturalism that can be applied to college education and across cultures, Stories Matter: The Complexity of Cultural Authenticity in Children’s Literature and A Magical Encounter: Latino Children's Literature in the Classroom.
Literature serves as a powerful pedagogical tool to motivate critical thinking on interculturality and social justice. Diversity Center Director Dr. Yolanda Padilla curates a collection of contemporary books that engage students in the exploration of a range of social issues. Included in this collection are memoirs and ethnographies; traditional, graphic, and science fiction novels; and books on social analysis/social action. The last section is a collection of children’s books that offer an appreciation of cultural worldviews through folk tales and other stories. Book covers are organized by genre and alphabetized by book title. Click on the book cover for a description of the book. A corresponding book list provides publication information.
Special Collection of Asian and Asian American Literature
Nonfiction Graphic Novels
Fiction Graphic Novels
The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work Education(Opens in a new window), the most complete compilation of analyses of social work education to date: its key issues, its response to current needs, and its future.
Genre: Social Analysis