This is my first time creating a display for the Dana Hall, Helen Temple Cooke Library, and I am extremely proud of the outcome. I tried my best to include a wide variety of books for all age groups and themes in hopes that this display will be as diverse as possible. While creating this display, I knew that I wanted an overarching theme of social justice because I believe that the world needs more advocates in our current social climate.
With the New Year, I decided that my resolutions would include speaking up when I witness injustice and creating more safe spaces in the Dana Hall community. I know these tasks will take time and effort in order to accomplish, but they are necessary steps in order to end injustice.
I hope that Dana Hall faculty, students, parents, and alumnae will join in on this goal and aspire to make the world a better and safer place. Books are a great way to begin this journey of advocacy! Pick up a book and gain new knowledge, new perspectives and become inspired to create a change. Some of my personal favorites located in the “New Year, More Social Justice” display are:
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
We Should All Be Feminist by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
– Saraly V. ‘18