Mobile Library

Good Samaritans of all ages will find available carefully curated selection of books to support learning more about our neighbors, about our country’s racial history, and about the ongoing work of reconciliation and dismantling racism. Our mobile library is available for borrowing or returning books each Sunday.

As our choices have the potential to build equity and relationships, we sought out and found a black- and woman-owned independent bookstore in South Bend. Many of the books for our lending library were purchased from Brain Lair Books. Kathy Burnette, the owner, has now been invited to offer a pop-up bookstore featuring inclusive books at our next diocesan convention. Others of our books were bought gently used from, a Certified B Corporation that donates books and makes grants to support literacy.

See Deb Samples for questions or suggestions for the mobile library.

Kids Titles Include:
Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
Princess Hair by Sharee Miller
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
White Water by Michael S. Bandy
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

Youth Titles Include:
Hidden Figures: Young Reader’s Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March by Lynda Blackmon Lowery

Adult Titles Include:
Raise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up by Kathy Khang
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Beloved by Toni Morrison
Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman
Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America by Catherine Meeks