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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."


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



They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300251838
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yale University Press - January 7th, 2020

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525562795
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2020

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: Special Order
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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feminist Press - August 1st, 2006

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: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020