Please join the Bixby Library and ANWSD for a community book study of “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo.
This book discussion will take place in four parts on Twitter using the hashtag #CommunityChat.
Reading and Discussion Schedule:
February 11 7-8 p.m. – Introduction, Chapters 1- 3
February 25 7-8 p.m. – Chapters 4-7
March 11, 7-8 p.m. – Chapters 8-12
March 25, 7-8 p.m. – Chapters 13-16
To obtain a physical copy of the book, please visit https://forms.gle/RWvXqt8oYZq7mc3u5
To obtain an e-audio book, please use your Bixby Library card on the hoopla app. More information about how to use hoopla can be found here: https://bixbylibrary.org/accessing-hoopla/
In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America
Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy — from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans — has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair — and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?
In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.