Rotating between fiction and nonfiction, the goal is to enjoy and grow our knowledge of the writing accomplished by black, south Asian, native, latinx, and many other authors of color. Come listen, discuss, and learn how the words of those usually underrepresented in literature can fit within the world we live in today.

devlin-prince-writers-in-color-book-club-two-dollar-radio.jpgHosted by Devlin Prince: former bookseller, currently working in the public health field. He is an avid reader and especially likes reading outdoors. Enjoys not only talking about books, but also about movies, food, and traveling.

 

 

 



November 14, 2018, 7pm: This month's pick is 
An American Marriage: A Novel by Tayari Jones.

BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SOON ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.

“A moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.”
—Barack Obama

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December 12, 2018, 7pm: This month's pick is 
Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side by Eve Ewing.

BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SOON ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.

“If only for widening the scope of the debate over public schools, Eve Ewing’s new book is a welcome entry to the conversation. Rejecting the impulse to see education as disconnected from American life and politics, Ghosts in the Schoolyard links the struggles of Chicago public schooling with the city’s notoriously racist housing practices. Ewing peels back the seemingly anodyne messaging of reform ('school choice') and its ostensibly objective standards ('test scores') to reveal the insidious assumptions lying beneath. Perhaps most importantly, Ewing gives direct voice to those served by those schools often dismissed as failing. What she finds is that these schools are often among the last working institutions in neighborhoods which have been systematically stripped of everything else. Mixing history, sociology, and even memoir, Ghosts in the Schoolyard is an important addition to any conversation about the future of public schools and those they were designed to serve."
—Ta-Nehisi Coates

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PAST PICKS:

October 10, 2018Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir by Deborah A. Miranda
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
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September 12, 2018The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. 
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE HERE, OR IN THE STORE.
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