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What is a ‘Human Library’ and how can it help with diversity and inclusion?

The human library invites readers to “borrow human beings serving as open books”. Image: UNSPLASH/Alfons Morales

Kayleigh Bateman
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The Human Library has a range of ‘human’ books with stories to tell. Image: The Human Library


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A wall at the human library. Image: The Human Library
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A homeless man shares his story. Image: The Human Library
The human library can tackle issues around disability.
The human library could prompt a discussion on disability. Image: The Human Library
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