the-book-club-network-blog-sarah-sudin-talks-about-the-book-club-fhj0x2-clipartThe Women’s Book Group is open to all UUCC women. At the beginning of each church year, participants offer up their favorite reads, and books are chosen for the coming year along with the schedule, discussion leaders, and hostesses.  Meetings are usually held at the church on the second Friday of the month September through May, preceded by lunch together at a nearby restaurant.

The Women’s Book Group is currently on summer sabbatical. If you are looking for some interesting reading material in place of their usual excellent suggestions, consider some of the titles on this Anti-Racist Reading List by compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein. NOW would be a great time to read or re-read a few of these works.

 

Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower
by Dr. Brittney Cooper

Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

How To Be An Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

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

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the 21st Century
by Grace Lee Boggs

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
by Cherríe Moraga

When Affirmative Action Was White:
An Untold History of Racial Inequality in 20th Century America

by Ira Katznelson

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
by Robin DiAngelo, PhD