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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 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."


2019 Titles

Thursday, October 17th, 7pm: We Want to Do More Than Survive by Bettina Love

Thursday, December 5th, 7pm: Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl

2020 Titles

Thursday, January 16th, 7pm: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Thursday, February 20th, 7pm: They Were Her Property by Stephanie Jones-Rogers

Thursday, March 19th, 7pm: Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison

Thursday, April 16th, 7pm: On Gold Mountain by Lisa See

Thursday, May 21st, 7pm: Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

Thursday, June 18th, 7pm: Brown Girl, Brownstones by Paule Marshall

Thursday, July 16th, 7pm: How to Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Thursday, August 20th, 7pm: The Queen by Josh Levin


Previous Titles: 201920182017



We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807069158
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - February 19th, 2019

Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781541644984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - March 5th, 2019

Becoming Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524763138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - November 13th, 2018

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300251838
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Yale University Press - January 7th, 2020

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525521037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - February 12th, 2019

On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307950390
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - February 7th, 2012

Underground Airlines Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316261258
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mulholland Books - July 18th, 2017

Brown Girl, Brownstones (Contemporary Classics by Women (Feminist Press)) Cover Image
By Paule Marshall, Edwidge Danticat (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781558614987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feminist Press - August 1st, 2006

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How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316513289
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2020