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Understanding Difference

Suggested resources to help you see the world from perspectives different from your own and "bring... you into conversation with people different from those with whom you normally associate.”

About These Resources

The resources listed on this page have been compiled by staff at the University of Virginia Library to help each other fulfill the "Understanding Difference" organizational goal.   Each resource listed provides both an opportunity and a means for engagement with people whose perspectives and life experiences are different from our own.  The suggested articles, books, films, podcasts, organizations, and other resources are not comprehensive: This is, and always will be, a work in progress.

Archive of Understanding Difference Resources

Featured this Week


5 August 2022


American Gypsy: Six Native American Plays (Diane Glancy) PS3557.L294 A84 2002  [Ivy by Request]   Amazon


Different Planets: Understanding Your Neurodiverse Relationship   (Lorna Hecker)   Amazon


Why Didn't You Tell Me?: A Memoir (Carmen Rita Wong)  Amazon



29 July 2022


If at Birth You Don't Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny (Zach Anner)   Amazon

Life Isn't Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between (Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker)   Read Online Amazon

We Shall Remain  VIDEO .DVD10480 pt. 1, 2, and 3 [3 discs]  PBS   Amazon Prime







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