You are invited to join this book club that focuses on educating ourselves on matters of race. Below is a list and description of the books we will study over this summer. We hope you’ll join us!
Each book is discussed on two Zoom meetings. The meetings are set for the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 10am to 11am.
To sign up for the book club, please contact BIG at
May 13th and 27th, 2021
See No Stranger by Valerie Kaur
“See No Stranger is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history – all joined together by a story of awakening.”
Available via Bandon Library *must order ahead, comes from outside libraries.
June 10th and 24th
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad
“Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor leads readers through a journey of understanding their white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. The book goes beyond the original workbook by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and includes expanded definitions, examples, and further resources.”
Available at Bandon Library, Overdrive and booksellers
The author’s site:
This book has an associated workbook.
July 8th and 22nd
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
“Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans–has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair–and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?
“Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life. “
Available via Bandon Library, Overdrive, and booksellers
August12th and 26th
White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism by Robin DiAngelo
Available at Bandon Library, Overdrive and booksellers.