Reading lists

Contact your liaison librarian if you would like to collaborate on the creation of a Reading List.

Anti-Asian Racism

The University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Library stands in solidarity with the Asian community against anti-Asian racism. UTSC staff and librarians have assembled an initial list of resources that aims to celebrate Asian voices, educate on anti-Asian racism and history in Canada, and provide resources on eliminating racism in our lifetime.

Celebrating UTSC Book Authors 

On January 19, 2023, the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean with the UTSC Library in collaboration with University of Toronto Press (UTP), hosted the Celebration of Book Authors, featuring UTSC faculty, librarians and staff who authored or edited a book since 2020. 

Curriculum Review Readings

A priority of UTSC’s 2020-25 Strategic Plan, Inspiring Inclusive Excellence, is to ensure that the campus’s commitment to inclusion, Indigeneity, and anti-racism is reflected across programs and embedded in our pedagogical approaches and supports. A working circle was established in the Fall of 2020 to lead a campus-wide curriculum review in order to assess our current standing against those goals and to inform a plan for action. 

Celebrating Black Stories

To support the continued celebration of Black excellence, we’ve put together a broad list of books and resources to keep Black voices at the centre of our conversations and learning well-beyond Black History Month in February.

Hispanic and Latin Heritage Months Reading List

During the Month of October, we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in Ontario and Latin American Heritage Month in Canada. In the United States, National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually between September 15 – October 15.

Inspiring Inclusive Excellence

Inspiring inclusive excellence means embracing and promoting the enriching contributions that come from the diverse backgrounds, ways of knowing, ideas, perspectives, and experiences represented in our community. 
To support further research of contributions that come from diverse backgrounds and ways of knowing, UTSC librarians and staff have assembled an ongoing list of resources under an expanding list of categories. 

Orange Shirt Day

September 30th is recognized in Canada as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day of remembrance and contemplation was established by the federal government in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action #80. September 30 coincides with Orange Shirt Day, which remembers the story of Phyllis (Jack) Webstad, a former residential school student who had her orange shirt taken away on her first day at residential school.

Pride Month

For Pride Month, UTSC Library presents this selection of materials about a variety of people, places, times, and topics. Some are available at UTSC Library, some online, and some at other U of T libraries. We encourage you to search our library to find more resources on topics of interest. 

Read Indigenous

UTSC librarians and staff have compiled a list of books and resources that celebrate Indigenous voices, educate on Indigenous history in Canada, and provide resources for standing in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.

Trans Awareness Week Reading List

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is observed annually and internationally on November 20 to honour the memory of the trans people who have lost their lives as a result of transphobic violence that year.