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 shane.m@left-bank.com 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."
 

2022 Titles

January 20, 2022: Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch

February 17, 2022: Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi

March 17, 2022: The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap by Mehrsa Baradaran

April 21, 2022: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo

May 19, 2022: The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America by Marcus J. Moore

June 16, 2022: The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee

July 21, 2022: Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement by Tarana Burke

August 18, 2022: The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones

September 15, 2022: Annual potluck and book selection meeting. Location and time TBD.

October 20, 2022: You Sound Like a White Girl: The Case for Rejecting Assimilation by Julissa Arce

December 1, 2022:  As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock by Dina Gilio-Whitaker

2023 Titles

January 19, 2023: Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century by Alice Wong

February 16, 2023: Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom by Derecka Purnell

March 16, 2023: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

April 20, 2023: Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

May 18, 2023: Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang

June 15, 2023: How Much of These Hills is Gold  by C. Pam Zhang

July 20, 2023: Abolishing State Violence: A World Beyond Bombs, Borders, and Cages by Ray Acheson

August 17, 2023: You Can't Be Serious by Kal Penn

 

Previous Titles: 2021, 2020, 201920182017

 

 

As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice, from Colonization to Standing Rock By Dina Gilio-Whitaker Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780807028360
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Beacon Press - March 31st, 2020

Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century By Alice Wong (Editor) Cover Image
By Alice Wong (Editor)
$13.60
ISBN: 9781984899422
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Vintage - June 30th, 2020

Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom By Derecka Purnell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781662601668
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Astra House - October 4th, 2022

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The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307278449
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

Night of the Living Rez By Morgan Talty Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781953534187
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Tin House Books - July 5th, 2022

Beautiful Country: A Memoir of an Undocumented Childhood By Qian Julie Wang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313008
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Anchor - September 27th, 2022

How Much of These Hills Is Gold: A Novel By C Pam Zhang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525537212
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Riverhead Books - April 6th, 2021

Abolishing State Violence: A World Beyond Bombs, Borders, and Cages By Ray Acheson Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642596939
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Haymarket Books - July 26th, 2022

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You Can't Be Serious By Kal Penn Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982171384
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Gallery Books - November 2nd, 2021