Campus Community Book Read

Statement from President Martha E. Pollack

As a campus community, we have a collective responsibility to engage in difficult but critical conversations – to listen genuinely to, and learn from, one another. To help bring focus to these conversations, I invite all of you to participate in a Community Book Read of "How to Be an Antiracist," by National Book Award winner Ibram X. Kendi. (View full statement text.)

How to Be an Antiracist – Ebook Available

Cornell University and The Cornell Store have partnered with VitalSource to make this ebook available to the campus community. VitalSource is one of Cornell’s trusted digital course materials partners. If you are interested in participating in this community read, view options below:

Individual Purchasers (Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Parents, etc.)
Individuals interested in participating in the community book read may purchase the ebook through VitalSource

Cornell Students
Current Cornell students interested in participating in the community book read will have free access to the ebook through Canvas, Cornell’s Learning Management System starting June 11. Free ebook access is available to active enrolled Cornell students, including incoming first-year and transfer students. Incoming students will have access to Canvas by June 25.

Cornell Departments
Cornell departments wanting to purchase ebook access codes in bulk for their employees may do so through VitalSource’s bulk purchasing site. Access codes will be provided to the purchaser to distribute.

Due to the high demand for this title, hard copies are widely out-of-stock. The Cornell Store is accepting backorders but the estimated delivery date is unknown at this time. Backorder at:

For other featured titles relating to racial justice and equality, as well as links to Cornell University provided resources, please visit this page