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By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

The Community for Understanding and Hope Book Group meets this week for our annual potluck and book selection meeting. We've been reading together for nine years and have read 84 books!

We've been at this long enough that we sometimes forget what books we've read, so it's helpful to have the complete list. Since I went to the bother of compiling this, I thought I'd share on my blog for other people looking books about race in America. The links are to reviews and round-up posts on my blog.

Books read by the CFUH book group as of August 2017

Summer 2008 October 2008 - September 2009

Dreams of my Father by Barack Obama

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Black Wealth, White Wealth by Melvin Oliver and Thomas Shapiro

When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Historiesby Bernestine Singley

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy Leary

Race Matters by Cornel West

The Color of Water by James McBride

October 2009 - September 2010

Best African-American Fiction 2009, ed. E. Lynn Harris and Gerald Early

October 2010 - September 2011

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

The Bondwoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts

October 2011 - September 2012 October 2012 - September 2013

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

The Wake of the Wind by J. California Cooper

Telling Memories Among Southern Women by Susan Tucker

October 2013 - September 2014

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven Wilder

Malindy's Freedom: the Story of a Slave Family by Mildred Johnson and Theresa Delsoin

Substitute Me: A Novel by Lori L Tharps

October 2014 - September 2015

Autobiography of a People by Herb Boyd

Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston

October 2015 - September 2016

Red River by Lalita Tademy

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Power Concedes Nothing by Connie Rice

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

October 2016 - September 2017

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Mapping Decline: St. Louis and the Fate of the American City by Colin Gordon

All the Books #BookClub

About Joy Weese Moll

a librarian writing about books

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