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Social Justice Book Group

Note: All book clubs are virtual until further notice. This might be a great opportunity for you to try a book club you've always wanted to join!
 

All are welcome to join this book club where we will be reading both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group.

WHEN: 7 pm to 8:30 pm on the first Wednesday of every month
CONTACT: 781-862-6288, ext. 84420 or email caryprograms@minlib.net

Book Selections, 2021

Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right / Arlie Russell HochschildJanuary 6
Strangers in their
own land

by Arlie Russell Hochschild
 

 

Thick : and other essays / Tressie McMillan CottomFebruary 3
Thick
by Tressie McMillan Cottom
 

 

Dream hoarders : how the American upper middle class is leaving everyone else in the dust, why that is a problem, and what to do about it / Richard V. ReevesMarch 3
Dream hoarders
by Richard V. Reeves
 

 

Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray / Rosalind RosenbergApril 7
Jane Crow
by Rosalind Rosenberg
 

 

Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America / Beth MacyMay 5
Dopesick
by Beth Macy
 

 

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor NoahJune 2
Born a crime
by Trevor Noah

 

July 
No Meeting

August 
No Meeting

Caste : the origins of our discontents / Isabel WilkersonSeptember 8
Caste
by Isabel Wilkerson
 

 

Nobody nowhere : the extraordinary autobiography of an autistic / Donna WilliamsOctober 6
Nobody nowhere
by Donna Williams
 

 

A fool's errand : creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the age of Bush, Obama, and Trump / Lonnie G. Bunch III

November 3
A fool's errand
by Lonnie G. Bunch III

 

 

Winning the green new deal : why we must, how we can / edited by Varshini Prakash and Guido GirgentiDecember 1
Winning the green new deal
edited by Varshini Prakash
and Guido Girgenti

 

 

Book Selections, 2020

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizJanuary 8 January 15
An Indigenous Peoples'
History of the United States

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

 

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand GiridharadasFebruary 5
Winners Take All: The Elite
Charade of Changing the World

by Anand Giridharadas

 

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon  Valley and the New World Order by Kai-Fu LeeMarch 4
AI Superpowers: China,
Silicon Valley and the
New World Order

by Kai-Fu Lee

 

One teacher in ten in the new  millennium : LGBT educators  speak out about what's gotten  better... and what hasn't Edited by Kevin JenningsApril 1
One teacher in ten in the
new millennium : LGBT
educators speak out
about what's gotten
better ... and what hasn't

Edited by Kevin Jennings

 

How to Be an AntiRacist by Ibram X. KendiMay 6
How to Be an AntiRacist
by Ibram X. Kendi

 

Rules for radicals : a practical  primer for realistic radicals  by Saul D. AlinskyJune 3
(meeting virtually)
Lies My Teacher Told Me (via Hoopla)
by James W. Loewen

 

July 
No Meeting

 

August
No Meeting

 

How to Be an AntiRacist by Ibram X. KendiSeptember 2
How to Be an AntiRacist
by Ibram X. Kendi

 

Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home by Anita HillOctober 7
Reimagining Equality
by Anita Hill


 

Not Quite White by Sharmila SenNovember 4 
Not Quite Not White
by Sharmila Sen

 

What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to  Rebuilding America's Communities by Dar WilliamsDecember 2
What I Found in a Thousand
Towns: A Traveling Musician's
Guide toRebuilding America's
Communities

by Dar Williams

 

 

Book Club Selections, 2019

Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city / Matthew DesmondJanuary 9 

***PLEASE NOTE - This is the 2nd Wednesday due to the New Year’s Holiday***
Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city
by Matthew Desmond

 

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption / Bryan StevensonFebruary 6
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

 

The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness / Michelle AlexanderMarch 6 
The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

 

Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI / David GrannApril 3
Killers of the Flower Moon : the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI
by David Grann

 

	 One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy / Carol AndersonMay 1
One person, no vote : how voter suppression is destroying our democracy
by Carol Anderson

 

Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America / Nancy MacLeanJune 12
Democracy in chains : the deep history of the radical right's stealth plan for America
by Nancy MacLean

 

July - No Meeting Scheduled
 

 

August - No Meeting Scheduled
 

 

The beloved world of Sonia Sotomayor / Sonia SotomayorSeptember 4
My beloved world
by Sonia Sotomayor

 

The line becomes a river / Francisco CantúOctober 2
The line becomes a river 
by Francisco Cantú

 

Educated : a memoir / Tara WestoverNovember 6
Educated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover

 

Becoming by Michelle ObamaDecember 4
​Becoming
by Michelle Obama