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.

             AAUW Torrance Diversity Book Selections 2019 – 2020

    Sept: Behold the Dreamers, Imbolo Mbue, 2016

Oct:  In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez, 1994

Nov:  White Chrysanthemum, Mary Lynn Brecht, 2018

Jan:  The Alice Network, Kate Quinn, 2017

Feb:  Americanah, Chimamanda Ngazi Adichie, 2013

Mar:  Only Woman in the Room (Hedy Lamarr), Marie Benedict,2019

Apr:  The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas, 2017

May:  Pearl That Broke Its Shell, Nadia Hashimi, 2014

Jun:  The Other Americans, Laila Lalami , 2019

Jul:   Becoming, Michelle Obama, 2019

Aug: Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, 2018