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Ferguson Readings on Race

Reading Group books are available from Left Bank Books in St. Louis, MO at a 20% discount.

This is a private group that accepts new members. They meet on the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm at the Ferguson Municipal Library 35 North Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO. If you are interested in joining, please send Shane an email at

2019 Titles

Monday, January 14th, 2019: Discussion about Atlantic article - no book

Monday, February 11th, 2019: Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

Monday, March 11th, 2019: One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

Monday, April 8th, 2019: Don't Shoot by David Kennedy

Monday, May 13th, 2019: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Monday, June 10th, 2019: Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow

Monday, July 8th, 2019: Slavery at Sea by Sowande Mustakeem (not available to discount)

Monday, August 12th, 2019: Destroyer by Victor LaValle

Monday, September 9th, 2019: Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan M. Metzl

Monday, October 14th, 2019: Strangers in Their Own Land by Arlie Russell Hochschild



Previous Titles: 2015-2016 Titles, 2017 Titles, 2018 Titles

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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

September 2019 Ferguson Readings on Race selection

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Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620973493
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Press - February 20th, 2018

October 2019 Ferguson Readings on Race selection