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 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."

2017 Titles

January 19th, 2017: Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris 

February 16th, 2017: Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson

March 16th: Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing by Joy DeGruy

April 20th: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

May 18th: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay 

June 15th: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 

July 20th: Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile 

August 17th: Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City by Colin Gordon 

October 19th: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

December 7th: Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

2018 Titles



Small Great Things Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345544957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ballantine Books - October 11th, 2016

December 2017 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection