116 books — 43 voters
Why Trump Won: Understanding the 2016 Electorate
Detroit (fiction and nonfiction)
168 books — 52 voters
Staff picks: Feminist books for International Women’s Day
43 books — 43 voters
Diverse Genre Romances
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“ I never asked Tolstoy to write for me, a little colored girl in Lorain, Ohio. I never asked [James] Joyce not to mention Catholicism or the world of Dublin. Never. And I don't know why I should be asked to explain your life to you. We have splendid writers to do that, but I am not one of them. It is that business of being universal, a word hopelessly stripped of meaning for me. Faulkner wrote what I suppose could be called regional literature and had it published all over the world. That's what ...more ”
“ The downfall of the attempts of governments and leaders to unite mankind is found in this- in the wrong message that we should see everyone as the same. This is the root of the failure of harmony. Because the truth is, we should not all see everyone as the same! We are not the same! We are made of different colours and we have different cultures. We are all different! But the key to this door is to look at these differences, respect these differences, learn from and about these differences, and ...more ”
[close] A group of willing souls coming together to educate ourselves about race, racism and the lived experience of non-white communities
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We read books with big ideas. We talk about them. We learn things. We grow together. What's a *…more
[close] We read books with big ideas. We talk about them. We learn things. We grow together. What's a *Big Idea*? Something larger than current events and trends that gives us a fresh perspective or understanding on our world. Our reads are not overly partisan. However, we recognize everyone has a point of view, and allow some bias. We identify and engage bias rather than pretend that objectivity exists. Our reads are designed for a broad audience. You don't have to be an economist or physicist to follow.
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My dream is to create a community of readers who are keen to explore themes of race, identity an…more
[close] My dream is to create a community of readers who are keen to explore themes of race, identity and belonging within literature, and who want to read more books by diverse authors. In a world that is quick to be cruel, this is a place to be a bit kinder, to learn from others and to increase our understanding of society and different cultures. This is the heart behind julietslibrary book club, a bimonthly reading group focused on expanding our literary horizons.
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The Great Falls College MSU Weaver Library in partnership with the Great Falls YWCA is proud to …more
[close] The Great Falls College MSU Weaver Library in partnership with the Great Falls YWCA is proud to offer the first racial equity book discussion series. During our first meeting in May, we discussed the book 'White Privilege' and decided to continue reading and discussing other books to continue to expand our knowledge and perspectives. Please join us for this open, inclusive and at times, helpfully uncomfortable journey.
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