Diversity Book Group

The Diversity Book Group meets the third Friday evening of each month for a potluck dinner and discussion of a variety of books on diverse topics, both fiction and non-fiction.

The Diversity Book Group is a fun, social way to open a dialogue on women, diversity, and change. Historically, the branch’s Diversity Book Group used AAUW’s Adelante! Book Club selections and themes whenever practical (i.e. local library availability). They’ve read about a variety of ethnic groups, cultures, lifestyles and challenges (societal, physical and mental). The Group reads both fiction and nonfiction.

2017  –  2018 Diversity Book

Sep. Moloka’i by Alan Brennert (2003) (L)

Oct. The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (2015).

Nov.  The Boys in the Boat: Daniel James Brown (2013)

Jan. My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem (2015) (L)

Feb. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)

Mar. Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead (2016) (N)

Apr. The Gilded Years, by Karen Tanabe (2016) (AAUW) (L

May  When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi (2016

Jun. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance (2016) (N)  

Jul. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (2016) (N)

Aug. The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (2017) (N).