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, May 14 from 6:00 – 7:30pm we’ll be meeting to discuss Paul Beatty’s The Sellout.
 
The novel centers on an unnamed narrator who attempts to reintroduce segregation and keep a slave named Hominy in Dickens, his Los Angeles neighborhood. This attempt leads to a Supreme Court case, Me Vs. The United States of America.
 

The Sellout is one of those very rare books that is able to take satire, which is in itself a very difficult subject and not always done well, and it plunges into the heart of contemporary American society and, with absolutely savage wit, of the kind I haven’t seen since Swift or Twain, both manages to eviscerate every social taboo and politically correct, nuanced, every sacred cow, and while both making us laugh, making us wince. It is both funny and painful at the same time and it is really a novel of our times.” – Tim Master, BBC News

Light snacks and beverages will be served.
The Sellout, Book Cover, Paul Beatty
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