Book Group

Book Group

LWVCC Book Selections 2019-20:  first two books

The LWVCC Book Committee will recommend five books for discussion in the coming year.  For those who appreciate having some summer reading, here are the first two titles:

The Woman’s Hour, by Elaine Weiss  

Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman's Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights. (Goodreads Review). 

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What the Eyes Don’t See, by Mona Hanna-Attisha

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, alongside a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders, discovered that the children of Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead in their tap water--and then battled her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. Paced like a scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See reveals how misguided austerity policies, broken democracy, and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. And at the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself--an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice. (Goodreads Review).  

Book discussions will be held at the Concord library; dates to be announced by the end of August.  All League members and their friends are invited to attend the sessions and participate in discussions.

 Anne Hayden, Janet Miller, Diane Proctor and Mary Sterling, Book Group Steering Committee