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Welcome to MPI Greater New York's Cultural Collective Experience Library

The Cultural Collective Experience is an MPI Greater New York program designed to collect from members recommendations on books, podcasts, music, documentaries, movies, etc. with a diversity and inclusion focus. Each month will offer a new theme, however, submissions for any D&I-related media are welcome at any time.

For July we will celebrate Celebrate Disability Pride and are seeking contributions with a focus on this theme.  With the anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, we are seeking contributions with a theme that focuses on discrimination and prejudice against and/or the celebration of persons with any form of disability. 

Should you wish to submit literature or media suggestions to the library curators, please click here.

*PLEASE NOTE: The submissions received do not represent the views and opinions of the MPI Greater New York organization.


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 Rescue and Jessica Rescue & Jessica
by Jessica Kensky
 unbroken Unbroken
by Marieke Nijkamp
 Otherbound Otherbound
by Corinne Duyvis
 It's my life It's My Life
by Stacie Ramey 
 red white and royal blue Red White & Royal Blue 
by Casey McQuiston 
 The Color Purple The Color Purple 
by Alice Walker
 Fun Home Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel 
 The Price of Salt The Price of Salt 
by Patricia Highsmith
 Turtles All The Way Down Turtles All The Way Down
by John Green 
 Highly Illogical Behavior Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley   the end of miracles The End of Miracles by Monica Starkman   Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger 
 Lailah lunchbox Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story
by Reem Faruqi 
 A place for us A Place for Us: A Novel
by Fatima Farheen Mirza 
 the things we cannot say The Things We Cannot Say: A Novel
by Kelly Rimmer 
 the warsaw orphan The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer 
 Same Same but different Same. Same but Different
by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw 
 map of salt and stars The Map of Salt and Stars 
by Zeyn Joukhadar
 diet land Dietland 
by Sarai Walker 
 fruit of the drunken tree Fruit of the Drunken Tree
by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
children of blood Children of Blood & Bone
by Tomi Adeymi 

You're one of them 
 Say You're One of Them
by Uwem Akpan
Man falls from the sky What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky
by Lesley Nneka Arimah 

The Fire next time 
The Fire Next Time
by James Baldwin
 breath eyes memory Breath, Eyes Memory
by Edwidge Danticat
 HOme going Home Going
by Yaa Gyasi
 Roots Roots
by Alex Haley
 mother of pearl Mother of Pearl
by Melinda Haynes
 black leopard red wolf Black Leopard Red Wolf
by Marlon James
 twelve tribes of hattie The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
by Ayana Mathis
 Bluest eyes The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison
 Color purple  The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
 underground railroad The Underground Railroad, a Novel
by Colson Whitehead
 Short stories Great Short Stories by African-American Writers
by Various 
 black enough Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
Edited by Ibi Zoboi

 Disability Visibility Disability Visibility
by Alice Wong 
 The Hidden Prejudice The Hidden Prejudice by Michael Perlin   Why I burned my book Why I Burned My Book
by Paul Longmore
 The disabled workforce The Disabled Workforce by Rachel Shaw 
 Practicing Mindfulnes Practicing Mindfulness by Matthew Sockolov   You are not alone You Are Not Alone
by Clara Clairborne Park 
 understanding mental illness Understanding Mental Illness by Carlin Barnes MD   101 ways to be less stressed 101 ways to be less stressed by Dr. Caroline Leaf 
 The Holocust Chronicals The Holocaust Chronicle by Marilyn Harran and Dieter Kuntz  The girl who escaped from Auchwitz The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz
by Ellie Midwood
 the beauty of ramadan The Beauty of Ramadan
by Najah Bazzy 
 the heart of islam The Heart of Islam
by Seyyed Hossein Nasr 
 the power of different The Power of Different 
by Gail Saltz, M.D.
 white fragility White Fragility
by Robin DiAngelo
together we are one Together We Are One
by Thich Nhat Hanh
 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 
by Francesca Cavallo & Elena Favilli  
our time is now Our Time is Now
by Stacey Abrams  

Caged Bird sings 
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou 
Our Separate ways Our Separate Ways
by Ella L.J. Edmonson Belle & Stella M. Nkomo 
i'm still here  I'm Still Here
by Austin Channing Brown 
 a promised land  A Promised Land
by Barack Obama
 becoming Becoming
by Michelle Obama 
 So you want to talk about race So You Want to Talk About Race
by Ijeoma Oluo
 measure of a man The Measure of a Man
by Sidney Poitier
 free the world When We Free the World
by Kevin Powell
 white supremacy Me and White Supremacy
by Layla F. Saad
 my vanishing country My Vanishing Country
by Bakari Sellers
 Henrietta Lacks The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
 men we reaped  Men We Reaped
by Jesmyn Ward
 The Warmth of Other Suns  The Warmth of Other Suns
by Isabel Wilkerson

 Border-Songs Border Songs: A Conversation in Poems
by Ona Gritz 
 Open Me Carefully Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson 
by Emily Dickinson 
when you asked me where im going When You Ask Me Where I'm Going
by Jasmin Kaur
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde 
by Audre Lorde 

 Anxiety Anxiety
by Danny Winter

 the poetry pharmacy The Poetry Pharmacy 
by William Sieghart

Next to Normal Next to Normal
 dear evan hansen Dear Evan Hansen  
Angels in AmericaAngels in America

film & media


 Give Me Liberty Give Me Liberty Starring: Chris Galust  Wonder Wonder Starring: Jacob Tremblay   FundamentalsofCaring Fundamentals of Caring Starring: Paul Rudd   TheoryofEverything The Theory of Everything
Starring: Eddie Redmayne 
 Girls Girls
Starring: Lena Dunham
 Pose Pose
Starring: MJ Rodriguez
 Poster_for_Netflix's_Special Special
Starring: Ryan O'Connell
 It's A Sin It's A Sin
Starring: Olly Alexander
 A-Beautiful-Mind A Beautiful Mind Starring: Russell Crowe   Silver Linings Playbook Silver Linings Playbook
Starring: Bradley Cooper
 perks of being a wallflower The Perks of being a Wallflower Starring: Emma Watson   The_Good_Doctor The Good Doctor Starring: Freddie Highmore 
 The_Pianist_movie The Pianist Starring: Adrien Brody  My_Name_Is_Khan_film_poster My Name is Khan
Starring: Shah Rukh Khan
 wonder-v2-poster-01 Wonder
Starring: Jacob Tremblay
 the big sick The Big Sick Starring: Kumail Nanjiani  
 driving miss daisy Driving Miss Daisy Starring: Morgan Freeman  the shape of water The Shape of Water
Starring: Sally Hawkins
 malcom x Malcolm X Starring: Denzel Washington  the life ahead The Life Ahead Starring: Sophia Loren 
 remeber the titans Remember The Titans
Starring: Denzel Washington
 schindler's list Schindler's List Starring: Liam Neeson  greenbook Green Book Starring: Mahershala Ali  sulmdog millionare Slumdog Millionaire Starring: Dev Patel

american son 
American Son
Starring: Kerry Washington 

black klansman 
Black Klansman
Starring: John David Washington

black panther 
Black Panther
Starring: Chadwick Boseman 
cabin in the sky Cabin in the Sky
Starring: Ethel Waters
 Fruitvale Station Fruitvale Station
Starring: Michael B. Jordan
 hidden figures Hidden Figures
Starring: Taraji P. Hensen, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
 if beale street could talk If Beale Street Could Talk
Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James
 just mercy Just Mercy
Starring: Michael B. Jordan
 malcolm x Malcolm X
Starring: Denzel Washington
 one night in miami One Night in Miami
Starring: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.
 porgy.bess Porgy & Bess
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis Jr, Dorothy Dandridge
 raisin in the sun  A Raisin in the Sun
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Louis Gossett Jr.
Starring: David Oyelowo
 sylvie's love Sylvie's Love
Starring: Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria
 the hate u give The Hate U Give
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall

 age of aniexty 60 Minutes Interview
Age of Anxiety 
 time to talk mental health 60 Minutes Interview
Time to Talk: Mental Health and the Creative Mind 

60 Minutes Interview
Sherrilyn Ifill: Why George Floyd's killing is a tipping point
60min-Greenwood 60 Minutes Interview
John W. Franklin: Greenwood 1921
 60min-E.Till 60 Minutes Interview
The Murder of Emmett Till 
 Black History Black History/In Two Minutes
The Civil Rights Movement