Understanding Differences Book Club

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Next Meeting

Tuesday, March 9
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


The Elephant in the Room: One Fat Man’s Quest to Get Smaller in a Growing America by Tommy Tomlinson

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Does expanding awareness of social differences interest and concern you? By encouraging ourselves to think outside familiar "boxes" and by imagining what it would be like to walk in another's shoes, the Understanding Differences: Expanding Our Social Awareness Book Club challenges each other to do just that!

We read fiction and nonfiction and sometimes discuss a film. Recent selections are shown below.

While our buildings are closed, club discussions will be held via Zoom. For more information about joining the Understanding Differences Book Club, please contact Jones Library staff member Linda Wentworth at wentworthl@joneslibrary.org.
The Elephant in the Room
  1. The Help
  2. Becoming
  3. Call Me American
  4. Americanah
  5. There There
  6. If a Tree Falls
  7. So You Want to Talk About Race
  8. Chasing Space
  9. Have Dog Will Travel
  10. The Hate U Give
  11. The Far Away Brothers
  12. Make Trouble
  13. When They Call You a Terrorist
  14. News of the World
  15. Hillbilly Elegy.jpg
  16. I Am Malala
  17. Born a Crime
  18. homegoing235.jpg
  19. The Book of Joy
  20. The Lovers
  21. This Is How It Always Is
  22. Windfall
  23. Strangers in Their Own Land
  24. The Secret History of Wonder Woman
  25. And the Mountains Echoed
  26. theireyes.jpg
  27. You&#39re Never Weird on the Internet
  28. Just Mercy
  29. All the Light We Cannot See
  30. Switched On
  31. Freedom Writers Diary
  32. Mom and Me and Mom
  33. All I Love and Know
  34. Strength in What Remains
  35. The Residence 155x235.jpg
  36. Indigenous Peoples History 157x235.jpg
  37. House on Mango Street 152x235.jpg
  38. Unquiet Mind 154x235.jpg
  39. Between the World and Me 158x235.jpg
  40. Quiet 155x235.jpg
  41. On the Move 163x235.jpg
  42. Not My Fathers Son 153x235.jpg
  43. Gods Hotel 157x235.jpg
  44. Giovannis Room 150x235.jpg
  45. Black Elk Speaks.jpg
  46. Half the Sky 159x235.jpg
  47. saywhatyouwill 157x235.jpg
  48. howtobeblack 155x235.jpg
  49. thingstheycarried 154x235 bordered.jpg
  50. foundingmothers 159x235.jpg
  51. Blindsight.jpg
  52. newjimcrow.jpg
  53. wonder.jpg
  54. voicesofourtime.jpg
  55. limbo.jpg
  56. faultinourstars.jpg
  57. movingviolations.jpg
  58. White Like Me 155x235.jpg
  59. Blind Spot 157x235.jpg
See a complete history of this club's selections.