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Read the Resistance

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

Formerly #FergusonReads, Read the Resistance will broaden its scope to talk about social justice affecting our community. This reading group is an attempt to add some civility and context to the mix by exploring race, class, gender, and other issues, not only in St. Louis, but America as a whole.

We'll draw from our growing list of books and resources (which can be found here) to further our discussion. The group meets monthly in the basement of Left Bank Books, St. Louis, MO 63108. If you would like to join, feel free to join our discussion.

The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month in the basement of Left Bank Books.

Our 2014-2015 Reading List, 2016 List, 2017 List, 2018 List

2018 List

Weds, December 19th, 7pm: Dumplin' by Julie Murphy  ***note date change for the holidays***

 

2019 List

Weds, January 23rd, 2019, 7pm: Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown

Weds, February 27th, 2019, 7pm: How We Get Free by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Weds, March 27th, 7pm: Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu

Weds, April 24th, 7pm: Sugar Run by Mesha Maren

Weds, May 22nd, 7pm: Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Weds, June 26th, 7pm: Global Gay by Frederic Martel

Weds, July 24th, 7pm: Invisible No More by Andrea Ritchie

Weds, August 28th, 7pm: Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Weds, September 25th, 7pm: Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

Weds, October 23rd, 7pm: Care Work by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha​​​​​​​

Weds, November 20th, 7pm: There There by Tommy Orange ***note date change for the holidays***

Weds, December 18th, 7pm: Age of Walls by Tim Marshall ***note date change for the holidays***

 

Check back here for more information; feel free to email the Reading Group Coordinator at shane.m@left-bank.com, or call us at 314-367-6731.

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Dumplin' Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062327192
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 14th, 2017

December 2018 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9781849352604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: AK Press - April 18th, 2017

January 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608468553
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - December 5th, 2017

February 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735217737
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

March 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Sugar Run: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616206215
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Algonquin Books - January 8th, 2019

April 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419718786
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 17th, 2018

May 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Global Gay: How Gay Culture Is Changing the World Cover Image
By Frederic Martel, Michael Bronski (Foreword by), Patsy Baudoin (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780262537056
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Mit Press - May 14th, 2019

June 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color Cover Image
By Andrea Ritchie, Angela Y. Davis (Foreword by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780807088982
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beacon Press - August 1st, 2017

July 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

August 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Friday Black Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328911247
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 23rd, 2018

September 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - September 14th, 2018

October 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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There There Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525436140
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Vintage - May 7th, 2019

November 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection


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The Age of Walls: How Barriers Between Nations Are Changing Our World (Politics of Place #3) Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501183904
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - October 9th, 2018

December 2019 Read the Resistance reading group selection