Scholar Shelf Awards

May 20, 2021


Looking for some interesting summer reading? This year’s book awards are particularly interesting. You may be aware of the books given as prizes at the Underclass Awards ceremony each year, but did you know that Gould also has a Scholar Shelf?

The Scholar Shelf recognizes student curiosity, inquiry, and scholarship by honoring students with a chosen title that enhances the library collection and amplifies an important school-wide initiative. This year’s theme is diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Each academic department discusses the names of students who readily engage in the classroom and consistently add value to the learning environment. The names are shared with the librarian, who targets a collection focus area to enhance while honoring the interests of the student. All Scholar Shelf books are part of the permanent library collection, and the student is recognized with a nameplate in the book. 

Here are this year’s honorees:


Charlotte Lambert ’24 – The Purpose of Power: HOW WE COME TOGETHER WHEN WE FALL APART by Alicia Garza

Nolan Raymond ’23 – Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Alex Hamadeh ’22 – Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoy

Leah Ohms ’21 – Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman

Hannah Grohman ’24 – Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Oliver Barrett ’23 – Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves by Adam Hochschild

Noah Goldman ’22 – Black and British: A Forgotten History by David OlusogaHenry Melnik ’21Fax From Sarajevo by Joe Kubert

Lily Winch/Cate Caggiano ’23 – The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

Gar Jacky Tse ’22 – The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature’s Deepest Secrets by Graham Farmelo

Tracy He ’22 – Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction by Michelle Nijhuis

Allie Waugh ’22 – CRISPR: A Powerful Way to Change DNA by Yolanda Ridge, Alex Boersma

Alex Hamadeh ’22 – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates

Thomas Hall ’21 – Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension by Michio Kaku

Kate Saidy ’21 – The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Runzhe Yao ’21 – Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

Reid Johnston ’23 – Les Fourmis by Bernard Werber

Noah Goldman ’22 – Le Jour des Fourmis by Bernard Werber

Annabelle Forsley ’21 – La Révolution des Fourmis by Bernard Werber

Yusuke Ohga ’21 – Clash!: How to Thrive in a Multicultural World by Hazel Rose Markus, Alana Conner

Abby LaRochelle ’24 – Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China by Jung Chang

Lexi Ordway ’21 – Poems: A Bilingual Anthology by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Utah Bean ’21- Yoruba from Cuba: Selected Poems of Nicolás Guillén


Madison Papianou ’22 – Carolina Clay by Leonard Todd

Ava Mastroianni ’21 – Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage by Tori Amos

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