Racial Justice Book Club

Raising Awareness of Racial Justice

Every other month, a high quality, carefully vetted book focusing on racial justice issues will be selected for participants to read and discuss.

December 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM
The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave., Richmond Heights, 63117. The book club will meet in the Dale room.

March  (three-book series) by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

March, our December book selection, is John Lewis’s incredible story, brought to life in a stunning graphic-novel trilogy. John Lewis, with Andrew Aydin and award–winning artist Nate Powell, tell the story of how a poor sharecropper’s son helped transform America from a segregated schoolhouse to the 1963 March on Washington and beyond. All of the books in the trilogy have received rave reviews and the third book of the trilogy was a National Book Award winner. A Washington Post review states, “Lewis might be a nonviolent protester, but in terms of delivering drama, the hero packs quite a punch.” This trilogy will enthrall everyone from young adults to seniors.

If you decide to purchase the trilogy or any of the three books, they would make terrific holiday gifts. The trilogy will be available at Left Bank Books or on their website during the months of November and December at a 20% discount. A mail delivery option is available.

Registration is not required, but will help us plan. Let us know you’re coming here.

Book Group Calendar

2/8/18        The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein

4/12/18     The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

6/14/18     To Be Announced

8/9/18       Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman, Jr.

 

Books Previously Read

Here is a list of books read, enjoyed and discussed by Women’s Voices members and guests during the past year.  We encourage you to read one or all.  You will find these books thought provoking, challenging, and very timely in today’s racial climate.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

South of Haunted Dreams by Eddie L. Harris

On the Run by Alice Goffman

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander

The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs

Power Concedes Nothing: One Woman’s Quest for Social Justice in America, from the Courtroom to the Kill Zones by Connie Rice

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy DeGruy