Book Club

You're Invited to Join YWCA's Quarterly Book Club

YWCA hosts a quarterly book club that focuses on social justice issues. The club is open for all ages and meets in the board room at YWCA. Light refreshments are served.Why would you 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, July 18 from 6:00 – 7:30pm we’ll be meeting to discuss Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.
 
Morrison’s first novel, published in 1970, was reviewed by The New York Times as “an inquiry into the reasons why beauty gets wasted in this country. The beauty in this case is black; the wasting is done by a cultural engine that seems to have been designed specifically to murder possibilities; the “bluest eye” refers to the blue eyes of the blond American myth, by which standard the black-skinned and brown-eyed always measure up as inadequate. Miss Morrison exposes the negative of the Dick-and-Jane-and-Mother-and-Father-and-Dog-and-Cat photograph that appears in our reading primers, and she does it with a prose so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry. “
 
Light snacks and beverages will be served, please register to attend. 
Book Cover of The Bluest Eye
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