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Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

This group is open to the public.  The group meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm at the Kirkwood Public Library.

If you have any questions, please email shane.m@left-bank.com or general questions from the public can also be directed to the Reference Desk at 314-821-5770 ext. 1012.

"In the quest to transform the Kirkwood area into a prejudice-free community of highly respectful individuals, CFUH initiates ongoing dialogue and social interaction to create an environment of understanding and healing."

2018 Titles

Thursday, January 18th at 7pm: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

Thursday, February 15th at 7pm: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Thursday, March 15th at 7pm: Becoming Ms. Burton by Susan Burton & Cari Lynn

Thursday, April 19th at 7pm: No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

Thursday, May 17th at 7pm: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League by Jeff Hobbs 

Thursday, June 21st at 7pm: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah 

Thursday, July 19 at 7pm: The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome by Alondra Nelson

Thursday, August 16th at 7pm: Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont 

Previous Titles: 2017

 

 

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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780399588174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Spiegel & Grau - November 15th, 2016

June 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807027189
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - September 20th, 2016

July 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection


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Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond Cover Image
By Marc Lamont Hill, Todd Brewster (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501124969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2017

August 2018 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection