DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
The Human Library™ is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. It’s a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered.
The idea behind The Human Library is to create a safe and positive learning environment where volunteers become ‘human books’ and share their personal stories with ‘readers’ wanting to learn more about that book title. Human Library is a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction.
Human books are varied in their experiences, appearances, abilities and cultural background. They come in all ages, shapes and sizes. Every book is different and each has a unique story for every reader.