Book Club

Join YWCA's Quarterly Book Club

YWCA hosts a quarterly book club that focuses on social justice issues. Each of our books connect to our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. The club is open to all, no matter your age!

Why join us?

  • “The act of reading in a community can help you read more deeply and better understand diverse perspectives,” John Coleman writes in the Harvard Business Review.
  • You read things that you would not otherwise read.
  • Some books need to be discussed.
  • As Joyce Carol Oates said, “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

Next Book Club

On Thursday, June 23 at 6pm, YWCA Central Carolinas will be discussing The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

The Water Dancer is a surrealist story set in the pre–Civil War South, concerning a superhuman protagonist named Hiram Walker who possesses photographic memory, but who cannot remember his mother, and, late in the novel, is able to transport people over long distances by using a power known as “conduction”.

You can learn more about this novel in NPR’s review. This will be a virtual discussion, taking place over Zoom. Please register to attend our discussion. 

The Water Dancer book cover

This book club discussion will take place virtually. We will send out the Zoom information prior to June 23.