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Ebooks: Read with NOAA Book Club

NOAA Central Library is excited to announce a pilot program, Read with NOAA. By selecting a book and offering a book club experience, the Library encourages all NOAA to read one book, together! 

Want to start a book club? We can help! Reach out to your local librarian for support or email

What We're Reading

Our inaugural book is Uncharted: How scientists navigate their own health, research, and experiences of bias, edited by Skylar Bayer and co-editor Gabi Serrato Marks. 

“[A] collection of powerful first-person stories by current and former scientists with disabilities or chronic conditions who have faced changes in their careers, including both successes and challenges, because of their health.”

Access the book via our Ebook Central platform

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How to use Ebook Central video (5 mins)

Book Club Schedule

Join us for our Read with NOAA - Bimonthly Book Club!

Google Meet link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 609-429-5794‬ PIN: ‪311 814 771‬#

Thursday, February 29 · 12:00 – 1:00pm

Thursday, April 25  · 12:00 – 1:00pm

Thursday, June 27  · 12:00 – 1:00pm

Thursday, August 29  · 12:00 – 1:00pm

Thursday, October 24  · 12:00 – 1:00pm

Thursday, December 19  · 12:00 – 1:00pm

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Leadership Recommendations

When asked over the Summer of 2023, NOAA leadership recommended the following books:

Dr. Richard W. Spinrad - Good to Great by Jim C. Collins

Dr. Michael C. Morgan - Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science by Jessica Hernandez

Dr. Sarah Kapnick -  Venomous Lumpsucker by Ned Beauman

Janet Coit - The Plover by Brian Doyle

Dr. Kelly Kryc - Silent Spring by Rachel Carson or Cadillac Desert by Marc Reisner

Makeda Okolo - Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen; Clear De Road by Roger Hill; The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz; A Burst of Light by Audre Lorde

Lori Arguelles - Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer or How to Be an Anti Racist by Ibram X. Kendi

Dr. Vankita Brown - Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson; When I Was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago ; Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen; The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine, et al.

Adena Leibman, J.D. - The Bees by Laline Paul

Dr. Zach Penney - An Indigenous Peoples' HIstory of the United States by Rozanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Dr. Lauren Gibson- Uncharted: How scientists navigate their own health, research, and experiences of bias, edited by Skylar Bayer and Gabi Serrato Marks

Dr. Steve Thur - The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Nicole LeBoeuf - The Cruise of the Cachalot by Frank T. Bullen

Ken Graham - Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson

RADM Nancy Hann - A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson