LWVCC Book Selections 2019-20:
The LWVCC Book Committee will recommend five books for discussion in the coming year.
SEPTEMBER, Main Library: Wed., 9/18, 7 - 8:30 pm, Lower Level Meeting Room, Thurs., 9/19, 9:30 – 11:00 am, Trustees Meeting Room
Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson (now over 160 weeks on the NYTimes Best Seller list)
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. This is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.
NOVEMBER, Main Library: Wed. 11/13, 9/18, 9:30 - 11 am, Thurs. 11/14, 9/19, 7 – 8:30 pm
What the Eyes Don’t See, Dr. 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).
JANUARY dates to be determined
The Women’s Hour, 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).
MARCH dates to be determined
Walden Warming, Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods, Richard Primack
MAY -- to be determined
Anne Hayden, Gerrie Madigan, Janet Miller, Diane Proctor, and Mary Sterling, Book Group Steering Committee