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“You can’t be the kid standing at the top of the water slide overthinking it. You have to just go down the chute.” Tina Fey is an inspiring woman, and she takes her experiences and hardships and shared them in funny ways to makes them more relatable. -Lindsey Anna, Class of 2019

Make Trouble

[Richards] shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages readers to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way. Richards has dedicated her life to taking on injustice, and her memoir will inspire readers to hope and action.

No impact man

“We can all change the people around us by changing ourselves.” People should read it because it really opens your eyes to the dangers of our modern lifestyles and what we can do to be at one with the earth again. -Richard Fontanet, Class of 2018

Civic Engagement

Building Powerful Community Organizations

In addition to addressing common problems that are often encountered, the book also discusses how to run engaging meetings, recruit and motivate community members, raise necessary funds, and turn a passion into a powerful tool for social change.

Democracy at Risk

Democracy at Risk

Also available in ebook format.
Democracy at Risk reveals the dangers of civic disengagement for the future of representative democracy.

How to Change the World

How to Change the World provides vivid profiles of social entrepreneurs and what they have in common. Readers will discover how one person can make an astonishing difference in the world.

Learning Through Serving

In sum, the book is about how to make academic sense of civic service in preparing for roles as future citizen leaders. 

Processes of Community Change and Social Action

This volume focuses on examples of social change and community action, and the processes at work in creating change.

El Sistema

El Sistema

Drawing on a year of fieldwork in Venezuela and interviews with Venezuelan musicians and cultural figures, Baker examines El Sistema's program of "social action through music," reassessing widespread beliefs about the system as a force for positive social change.

Stick Your Neck Out

Stick Your Neck Out shows how to focus concerns into competent initiatives. It features ordinary people who have acted on issues ranging from poverty to pollution and have been honored by the Giraffe Heroes Project.


The Corruption Cure

The Corruption Cure

The Corruption Cure provides many of the required solutions and ranges widely across continents and diverse cultures to show exactly how to beat back the forces of sleaze and graft. Expressed political will through determined leadership is a key factor in winning all of these battles.

Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times

This text is designed to assist educational leaders in the ethical decision-making process. Authentic ethical dilemmas are provided to be analyzed using Turbulence Theory and the Multiple Ethical Paradigms and to engage readers in applying these concepts to practice.

For the Common Good

For the Common Good showcases the insights, reflections, and recommendations of some of today's most forward-thinking and inspiring leaders, applying their expertise in fields such as ecology, education, and conflict resolution.

The Quest for Moral Leaders

The contributors to this volume, all top scholars in leadership studies and ethics, provide a nuanced discussion of the complex ethical relationships that lie at the core of leadership.



“Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined." Beloved tells an incredibly moving story through the lens of magical realism, setting you up for a pretty wild reading experience. Also, Toni Morrison just has a beautiful way of telling stories where each individual sentence takes your breath away. It's a story that I've read several times and continue to find new pieces of each time I page through. -Camryn Carwll, Class of 2020

The Book Thief

"Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are." The Book Thief tells of the power of words, love, and hope in dark times. It's a love story, a survival story, and a coming of age story all wrapped into one. Also, it will make you cry! -Kristen Loughlin, Class of 2021

City of Thieves

“Truth might be stranger than fiction, but it needs a better editor.” City of Thieves is a brilliant story that paints a beautiful and tragic picture of the Siege of Leningrad during WWII and demonstrates that ideas of love, loss, and hope transcend time. -Katie Coyle, Class of 2020

The Girl on the Train

“It’s impossible to resist the kindness of strangers. Someone who looks at you, who doesn’t know you, who tells you it’s OK, whatever you did, whatever you’ve done: you suffered, you hurt, you deserve forgiveness.” It is thrilling, always keeps you guessing, and hard to put down! -Nicole Faiola, Class of 2020

The Handmaid's Tale

Also available in ebook format.
“Ordinary is what you’re used to.” It’s a riveting horror novel about what could be, a social commentary on the current state of the world, an inspiration for anyone who feels trapped, and a spark of both anger and courage to take one’s life and fate into their own hands, no matter how small a way possible. -Richard Fontanet, Class of 2018

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” It’s literally magical. -Domenica Castro, Class of 2020

The Hobbit

"Please don't cook me, kind sirs! I am a good cook myself, and cook better than I cook, if you see what I mean." Tolkien's work, a linguistic masterpiece, remains incredibly culturally relevant, and defines the genre of high fantasy. -Ben Popp, Class of 2020


It puts the environmental problems into perspective and gives feasible solutions. -Lindsey Anna, Class of 2019
"Man is not alone on this planet. He is part of a community, upon which he depends absolutely." Daniel Quinn's book is both dense and insightful, shedding light on what has created a dominant Western culture which does not value the natural world. -Ben Popp, Class of 2020

Little Women

"Life and love are very precious when both are in full bloom." This book encompasses the struggles of both youth and womanhood, beautifully reflecting the power of the love of family. Readers of the book will experience a full range of human emotion from love to loss and the journey of life in between. -Becca Shoemaker, Class of 2020

Maniac Magee

“But that’s okay, because the history of a kid is one part fact, two parts legend, and three parts snowball. And if you want to know what it was like back when Maniac Magee roamed these parts, well, just run your hand under your movie seat and be very, very careful not to let the facts get mixed up with the truth.” Maniac Magee’s real with you - about the sometimes sad, sloppy, prejudiced, and lonely world in which we live. Through the eyes of Maniac himself, we see how one person can make a difference by doing their best, fighting what’s wrong, and giving everyone a chance to do good. -Anthony Fallacaro, Class of 2018

Milk and Honey

“You must want to spend the rest of your life with yourself first.” It’s a powerful book that teaches sweetness can be found even in life’s bitter moments. -Hayley Sholanski, Class of 2021

The Shack

“Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.” The Shack explores the topics of grief, tragedy, and forgiveness in a way that everyone can understand. It has a depth about it that will keep you thinking past when you close the book. -Sam Roberts, Class of 2018


The Truth about Forever

“For any one of us our forever could end in an hour, or a hundred years from now. You never know for sure, so you’d better make every second count.” This book will truly show you the value of living every second to the fullest. -Riley Orr, Class of 2019


The Camino Way

In this transformative book Victor Prince guides readers on their own Camino, translating his experience into seven essential leadership lessons inspired by the values emblazoned on the back of every pilgrim's passport.

Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)

Community Engagement Matters (Now More Than Ever)

Data-driven and evidence-based practices present new opportunities for public and social sector leaders to increase impact while reducing inefficiency. [...Leaders] should design and implement programs in ways that engage community members directly in the work of social change.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Workbook available
Students are empowered to enhance the campus experience and develop into effective leaders of the future.

Gender and Women's Leadership

Gender and Women's Leadership

This work is part of the SAGE Reference Series on Leadership and provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender.



In Indispensable, Harvard Business School professor Gautam Mukunda offers an enticingly fresh look at how and when individual leaders really can make a difference.

Lean In

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women's progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.

Who Moved My Cheese?

“Life moves on and so should we.” Who Moved My Cheese helps you learn about and deal with change, proving especially useful in times of transition (going to college, moving into the job world, and so on). It really helped me figure my life out, and I think it can do the same for anyone with an open mind. -Anthony Fallacaro, Class of 2018

Nobel Peace Prize

South Africa

Kaffir Boy

Kaffir Boy

“Let us not rest until we are free to live in dignity in the land of our birth.” This book tells a remarkable story that just left me in shock and amazement. -Nicole Faiola, Class of 2020

We Are All the Same

We Are All the Same

“We are all the same. . . .We love and we laugh. We hurt and we cry. We live and we die… Don’t be afriad of us. We are all the same.” This book broke my heart but also filled it with joy. It demonstrates true courage and strength in the face of adversity. -Riley Orr, Class of 2019

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