WRC Lending Library

We're so excited to introduce the Wellness Resource Center Lending Library located in our new space in room 230 of the Yalich Student Services Center!  

This is curated a selection of books that will be helpful to students as they navigate their own pathway to thriving. 

How to check out a book (up to 3 weeks at a time):

  • Select a book
  • Pull the Library Card
  • Using the date stamp, stamp the Due Date on the Library Card and on the Due Date sheet in the front of the book
  • Write your name in the Borrower’s Name row on the Library Card
  • Place the Library Card in the Lending Library Card Box
  • Enjoy your book
  • Return the book on or before the Due Date

Please don't write in our books or workbooks!

We currently have the following books:

Substances, Addiction, & Recovery

  • Just for Today Daily Meditations for Recovering Addicts, Revised. Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. 1991.
  • The Power of Habits.  TIME Special Edition. 2020. 
  • The Red Road to Wellbriety In the Native American Way.  White Bison, Inc. 2002.
  • The Science of Addiction:  What We Know.  What We’re Learning.  TIME Special Edition. 2020.
  • Brand, Russell.  Recovery:  Freedom From Our Addictions. Picador. 2017.
  • Burroughs, Augusten.  Dry A Memoir.  Picador.  2003.
  • Chapple, Simon.  The Sober Survival Guide.  Elevator Digital Ltd.  2019. 
  • Coulter, Kristi.  Nothing Good Can Come from This. MCD x FSG Originals. 2018.
  • Coyhis, Don & White, William.  Alcohol Problems in Native America:  The Untold Story of Resistance and Recovery-“the Truth About the Lie.”  White Bison, Inc. 2006.
  • Gray, Catherine.  The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober.  Aster. 2017
  • Kuhn, Cyntia, Swartzwelder, Scott, & Wilson, Wilkie. Buzzed:  The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy Fifth Edition. W.W. Norton & Co, 2019.
  • Jamison, Leslie.  The Recovering:  Intoxication and It’s Aftermath.  Back Bay Books. 2018.
  • Jenkins, Tiffany.  High Achiever. The Incredible True Story of One Addict’s Double Life.  Harmony Books. 2017.
  • Maté, Gabor.  In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts:  Close Encounters with Addiction.  North Atlantic Books. 2010.
  • Quinones, Sam. Dream Land:  The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic.  Bloomsbury Publishing. 2019.
  • Smith, Leslie.  Leaving the Rest:  Gay Men on Alcoholism, Addiction, and Recovery.  Magnus Books. 2013.
  • Spiegelman, Erica.  Rewired:  A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recover.  Hatherleigh. 2015.
  • Spiegelman, Erica & Stone, Marsha.  The Rewired Workbook:  A Manual for Addiction Recovery. Hatherleigh. 2017.
  • Straaten, C.W. V. The Addiction Recovery Journal.  True Potential Project. 2018.
  • Whitaker, Holly.  Quit Like a Woman:  The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol.  The Dial Press.  2019.
  • Zailckas, Koren.  Smashed Story of a Drunken Girlhood.  Penguin Books. 2005.


Personal Change, Happiness, Meaning & Purpose

  • Bower, Sharon Anthony. The Assertive Advantage.  National Press Publications. 1994.
  • Brown, Brene.  Daring Greatly.  Avery. 2012.
  • Burke, Tarana & Brown, Brene (eds).  You Are Your Best Thing.  Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience.  Random House.  2021.
  • DeSalvo, Louise.  Writing as a Way of Healing:  How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives.  Beacon Press.  1999.
  • Grason, Sandy.  Journalution:  Journaling to Awaken Your Inner Voice, Heal Your Life, and Manifest Your Dreams.  New World Library. 2005
  • Kashdan, Todd.  Curious?  Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life.  Harper.  2009.
  • Keltner, Dacher. Born To Be Good:  The Science of a Meaningful Life.  W.W. Norton & Company. 2009.
  • Kuhn, Rosie. Self-Empowerment 101.  Paradigm Shifts Publishing Company. 2007.
  • McKay, Matthew & Fanning, Patrick.  Prisoners of Belief:  Exposing & Changing Beliefs that Control Your LifeNew Harbinger Publications, Inc. 1991.
  • Nepo, Mark. The Book of Awakening.  Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have.  Conari Press.  2000.
  • Pennebaker, James W. Opening Up:  the Healing Power of Expressing Emotions.  The Guilford Press.  1990.
  • Pink, Daniel H. WHEN:  The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Riverhead Books.  2018.
  • Rahim, Hakeem.  Magenta Your Conscience:  Inspirational Quotes & Poems.  CreateSpace.  2015.
  • Sapolsky, Robert M. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers:  The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping.  3rd Edition.  St. Martin’s Griffin.  2004.


Mental Health

  • Enders, Giulia. Gut:  The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ.  Greystone Books. 2018.
  • Hecht, Jennifer Michael.  Stay:  A History of Suicide and the Arguments Against It.  Yale University Press.  2013.
  • Jamison, Kay Redfield.  An Unquiet Mind:  A Memoir of Moods and Madness.  Vintage Books.  1995.
  • McGonigal, Kelly.  The Upside of Stress:  Why Stress Is Good For You, and How to Get Good At It.  Avery. 2016.
  • McKay, Matthew.  The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook.  New Harbringer 2019.
  • Mott, Finn.  Call Me Disturbing:  A Story About COVID-19, Cancer, Relationships, America, and Hope.  2021.
  • Niemiec, Ryan M. Strengths-Based Workbook for Stress Relief.  New Harbinger. 2019
  • Stahl, Bob.  A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook.  New Harbinger.
  • Sockolov, Matthew.  Practicing Mindfulness:  75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday.  Althea Press.  2018.


Sexual Violence, Trauma, and Healing

  • Bean, Lexie (Ed.). Written On The Body: Letters From Trans And Non-Binary Survivors Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.
  • Bogle, Kathleen.  Hooking Up:  Sex, Dating and Relationships on Campus.  New York University Press.  2008.
  • Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology. Cambridge, Mass: South End Press, 2006.
  • Erdrich, Louise.  The Round House.  Harper perennial.  2012.
  • Factora-Borchers, Lisa (ed).  Dear Sister:  Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence. AK Press.  2014.
  • Haines, Staci.  Healing Sex:  A Mind-body Approach to Healing Sexual Trauma.  Cleis Press. 2001.
  • Hirsch, Jennifer S. and Khan, Shamus.  Sexual Citizens:  Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2020.
  • Kaur, Rupi.  milk and honey.  Andrews McMeel Publishing.  2016.
  • Maltz, Wendy.  The Sexual Healing Journey:  A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse, 3rd ed.  William Morrow.  2012.
  • Morrigan, Clementine.  You Can’t Own the Fucking Stars.  Clementine Morrigan.  2018.
  • Patterson, J. (Ed.). Queering sexual violence: Radical voices from within the anti-violence movement.  Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016.
  • Press, Roger. Workbook for The Body Keeps the Score:  Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. 2020.
  • Rothschild, Babette. 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing. W.W Norton & Company, 2010.
  • Simmons, Aishah Shahidah (ed.). Love WITH Accountability:  Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse.  AK Press. 2019. 
  • Van Der Kolk, Bessel.  The Body Keeps the Score:  Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.  Viking, 2014.
  • Vermilyea, E. G. Growing Beyond Survival: A Self-Help Toolkit for Managing Traumatic Stress. The Sidran Press. 2000.


Sexual Health

  • Nagoski, Emily. Come as You Are. Simon & Schuster, 2015.
  • Solot, Dorian and Miller, Marshall.  I © Female Orgasm.  Da Capo Life long.  2007.


Systems of Oppression, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Activism

  • Clare, Eli.  Brilliant Imperfection:  Grappling with Cure.  Duke University Press.  2017.
  • Coates, Ta-Nehisi.  Between the World and Me.  Spiegel & Gau.  2015.
  • Engles, Frederick (ed.).  The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State.  International Publisher. 2007.
  • Fahs, Breanne.  Out for Blood:  Essays on Menstruation and Resistance.  SUNY Press.  2016.
  • Fausto-Sterling, Anne.  Sexing the Body:  Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality.  Basic Books.  2000.
  • Kaba, Mariame & Hassan, Shira.  Fumbling Towards Repair.  A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators.  Project NIA and Just Practice.  2019.
  • Kelly, Christopher and Grace, Even.  Rousseau on Women Love, and Family.  Dartmouth College Press.  2009.
  • Keltner, Dacher, Marsh, Jason, & Smith, Jeremy Adam (eds).  The Compassionate Instinct: The Science of Human Goodness.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2010.
  • Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be An Antiracist.  One World.  2019.
  • Lorde, Audre.  A Burst of Light and Other Essays.  Ixia Press.  2017.
  • Lupton, Ellen & Lipps, Andrea.  The Senses:  Design Beyond Vision.  Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum & Princeton Architectural Press.  2018.
  • Marsh, Jason, Mendoza-Denton, Rodolfo, & Smith, Jeremy Adam.  Are We Born Racist?  New Insights from Neuroscience and Positive Psychology.  Beacon Press.  2010.
  • Mill, John Stuart.  The Subjection of Women.  Dover Publications, Inc., 1997.
  • Myhre, Kyle “Guante” Tran. A Love Song A Death Rattle A Battle Cry. Button Poetry. 2016.
  • Ross, A.C. Ehanamani.  Mitakuye Oyasin:  “We Are All Related.”  WicÓni Wasté. 2006
  • Schulman, Sarah.  Conflict Is Not Abuse:  Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair.  Arsenal Pulp Press. 2016. 
  • Sethi, Arjun Siggh (ed.).  American Hate:  Survivors Speak Out.  The New Press.   2018.
  • Skloot, Rebecca.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Broadway Paperbacks.  2011.
  • Steele, Claude M. Whistling Vivaldi:  How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do.  W.W. Norton & Company.  2010.
  • Stevenson, Bryan.  Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice and Redemption.  Spiegel & Grau.  2014.
  • Studer, Quint.  Building a Vibrant Community:  How Citizen-Powered Change is Reshaping AmericaBe the Bulb Publishing.  2018.
  • Zurbriggen, Eileen L., and Roberts, Tomi-Ann.  The Sexualization of Girls:  Causes, Consequences, and Resistance.  Oxford University Press.  2013.

Facilitating, Presenting, and Leadership

  • Duarte, Nancy.  Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2010.
  • Duarte, Nancy.  Slide:ology The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations. O’Reilly. 2008.
  • Ender, Steven C. and Newton, Fred B. Students Helping Students:  A Guide for Peer Educators on College Campuses.  Jossey-Bass. 2000.
  • Nelson, Bob and Spitzer, Dean.  The 1001 Rewards & Recognition Fieldbook.  Workman Publishing.  2003.
  • Pollack, Stanley and Fusoni, Mary.  Moving Beyond Icebreakers:  An Innovative Approach to Group Facilitation, Learning, and Action. The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. 2005.
  • West, Edie.  201 Icebreakers.  McGraw Hill.  1997.

Books Written by the Class of '91

  • Blair, Katrina. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds:  13 Essential Plants for Human Survival.  Chelsea Green Publishing.  2014.
  • Erickson, Gayle. Grannie Panties are Under Rated. Mile High Publishing House. 2017.
  • Knight, Kristie.  Carolina Moon.  Diamond Books.  1991.
  • Parmal, Pamela and Swope, Jennifer.  Quilts and Color:  the Pilgram/Roy Collection.  MFA Publications. 2014.
  • Shors, John. Beneath a Marble Sky.  McPherson & Company.  2004.
  • Shors, John. My Midnight Sun. Blackfin Books. 2020.
  • Shors, John., Temple of a Thousand Faces. New American Library. 2013.
  • Shors, John. Unbound.  John Shors, Inc. 2017.
  • Tseng, Jennifer (translated by Mengying Han & Aaron Crippen).  Red Flower, White Flower.  Marick Press.  2013

Let us know if there are topics or specific books you’d like us to include in our Lending Library in the future!


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