Great Reads from our Gen W Speakers

If you think our Generation W speakers share wise words from our stage, you will love what they have written in their books.  Here are just a few of the books that our 2016 speakers have published:



Broad Influence:  How Women Are Changing the Way America Works*
Jay Newton-Small

With deep, exclusive and behind-closed-doors reporting and interviews, including conversations with Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Mikulski, Kirsten Gillibrand, Valerie Jarrett, Sarah Palin, Kelly Ayotte, Cathy McMorris Rogers and dozens of other former and current senators, representatives, senior White House staffers, governors and cabinet members, Broad Influence is an insightful look at how women are transforming government, politics, and the workforce, and how they are using that power shift to effect change throughout America.






Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century*
JeffriAnne Wilder

This book offers an in-depth sociological exploration of present-day colorism in the lives of black women, investigating the lived experiences of a phenomenon that continues to affect women of African descent.







Equal Play:  Title IX and Social Change
Nancy Hogshead-Makar and Andrew Simbalist

Equal Play: Title IX and Social Change collects the best, up-to-date scholarship, court cases, and other useful materials showing how the governmental processes have influenced the implementation of one of the country’s most important social goals: equality in athletics.







100 Heroes:  People in Sports Who Make This a Better World
Dr. Richard Lapchick

100 Heroes: People in Sports Who Make This a Better World is a celebration of the past 20 years in which the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) has embraced education, diversity, community service, and leadership and is a commitment to do so for years to come. For 20 years the NCAS has been seeking individuals who exemplify the meaning of our mission to “create a better society by focusing on educational attainment and using the power and appeal of sport to positively affect social change.” This book combines the inspiring tales of student-athletes, professional athletes, athletics administrators, civic leaders, coaches, parents and more who have had a great impact on sport and society, many in the face of adversity and discouragement. The life stories of these 100 heroes challenge racial divides, reinforce the importance of education, and shed light into the social responsibility of athletic figures. They are individually and collectively, an outstanding representation of talent, commitment and spirit sure to inspire sports fans of all ages.

Dr. Richard Lapchick has been the author of several other books.  Click here for their titles.





Flowers in Transition
Susan Michal

Flowers in Transition is an exquisite representation of over 150 images of flowers by master photographer Susan Michal.  The collection highlights the life cycle that flowers transition through in an explosion of color, texture and detail.  The images beautifully showcase the delicate and often missed nuances of each bloom and are so life like that you can almost smell the flower as you view the images.  Enjoy the beauty of one of God’s most beautiful gifts to the earth, the flower, as you have never seen it before, through the eyes of Susan Michal.


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*Books marked with an asterisk will be available to purchase during Generation W.