After a very successful first meeting, our new nonfiction book group decided to discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander at their next meeting, March 1, 6-8pm. The New Jim Crow is a thorough and shocking account of how, after the gains of the Civil Rights Movement, the US prison system has functioned as a replacement of Jim Crow and other discriminatory laws and practices that denied African Americans their civil rights. The book is available to borrow in print, ebook, and on CD through the library. To reserve a copy, visit the online catalog, call or stop by the main desk at the library.
Book club selections are chosen based on participants’ suggestions. To register for the book group, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.
This nonfiction book group is focused on history and social and political life in North America. The group will utilize the best in nonfiction books chosen by participants to explore issues that are topical today. All are welcome to join with the hope that participants will impact each other through discussion and community. Mark Orton, a member of the library board, will be the moderator for discussions.