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Check out this book group for fresh insights and lively discussion about topics relating to society, identity, and culture.

Book selections include fiction and non-fiction from a wide variety of perspectives and marginalized identities.  



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  • JanuaryEasy Beauty: A Memoir by Chloé Cooper Jones
  • FebruarySorrowland by Rivers Solomon
  • MarchWinter in the Blood by James Welch
  • AprilMy Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson
  • MayOn Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family by Lisa See
  • JuneCarmen and Grace by Melissa Coss Aquino
  • JulyHula by Jasmin `Iolani Hakes
  • AugustLook Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison
  • SeptemberBig Girl by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
  • OctoberThey Called Us Exceptional: And Other Lies That Raised Us by Prachi Gupta
  • NovemberThe Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
  • DecemberPunch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir by Brian Broome


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