The Book Group met in early March to discuss “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” by Michelle Alexander, a civil rights litigator and legal scholar. This non-fiction book was an eye-opener about our flawed criminal justice system and its terribly unjust treatment of black males in particular. Although the book is somewhat wordy and repetitive at times, we all agreed that this educational book should be read by all.
At the end of the meeting, Sue Jackson presented several book choices for our July 7th meeting. We selected “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo.
Our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 5th at 7:30 in the church library. Janet Freund will lead a discussion of “The Book of Unknown Americans” by Cristina Henriquez. This 2014 novel is set in Delaware and tells the story of several Latin American immigrants and their families. “A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own.” (285 pages).
All are welcome to attend. If interested, please contact Book Group Coordinator Amy White. (You may email email@example.com and your message will be forwarded.)