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Next book for the Olivet Book Club

11/28/2016

Please join us for our next book discussion

The Olivet Book Club had a great time this past Sunday evening discussing Dog in the Manger by Tim  Schenck.  We're looking forward to reading Between the World and Mea New York Times bestseller by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 
 
We plan to discuss Between the World and Me in January, date to be determined and of course, dependent on the weather.  If you would like a copy of this book, we are purchasing them from amazon.com and the cost will be $15 each.  Please send Therese Chaplin an email to order.

 From School Library Journal
In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at the cost of black bodies and lives. Thoughtfully exploring personal and historical events, from his time at Howard University to the Civil War, the author poignantly asks and attempts to answer difficult questions that plague modern society. In this short memoir, the Atlantic writer explains that the tragic examples of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and those killed in South Carolina are the results of a systematically constructed and maintained assault to black people-a structure that includes slavery, mass incarceration, and police brutality as part of its foundation. From his passionate and deliberate breakdown of the concept of race itself to the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement, Coates powerfully sums up the terrible history of the subjugation of black people in the United States. A timely work, this title will resonate with all teens-those who have experienced racism as well as those who have followed the recent news coverage on violence against people of color. 

 


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