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.  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."

The groups meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm. January through April they will be meeting at Eliot Chapel in Kirkwood while the Kirkwood Library undergoes renovations in the lower level.  Starting in May they will resume regular meetings at Kirkwood Public Library.


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 



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Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812220940
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - October 2009

August 2017 Community for Understanding and Hope Book Club selection