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."

 

2021 Titles

July 2021: The Broken Heart of America (Ch. 1-7) by Walter Johnson

August 2021: The Broken Heart of America (Ch. 7-End) by Walter Johnson

September 2021: None

October 21, 2021: Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age by Annalee Newitz

November: None

December 2, 2021: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

 

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.

 

Previous Titles: 2020, 201920182017

 

 

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) Cover Image
$12.80
ISBN: 9780807057834
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

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Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9780399589171
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - February 16th, 2021

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780674237476
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Belknap Press - March 11th, 2019

So You Want to Talk About Race Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580058827
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Seal Press - September 24th, 2019

The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982107598
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Atria Books - October 5th, 2021

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together Cover Image
$22.40
ISBN: 9780525509561
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: One World - February 16th, 2021

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Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250621733
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - September 14th, 2021

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story Cover Image
By Nikole Hannah-Jones (Created by), The New York Times Magazine (Created by), Caitlin Roper (Editor), Ilena Silverman (Editor), Jake Silverstein (Editor)
$38.00
ISBN: 9780593230572
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Published: One World - November 16th, 2021