UOD Disability Awareness Book Club

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Join Understanding Our Differences for our Disability Awareness Book Club. It generally meets the first Monday of each month at Newton Free Library, 7:00 pm in Meeting Room A.

The purpose of the club is to engage in thought provoking discussion centered on books with a disability theme: fiction that portrays a character with a disability; nonfiction about living with a disability, and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs about living with a disability.  Titles are meant to spark discussion and don’t necessarily represent an accepted viewpoint of the book club or UOD.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact our Program Director, Jenni Acosta via email. We welcome you to join these lively and thoughtful discussions. You may even come away with a new take on a book you’ve already read for another book club.

Upcoming Meeting Dates and Titles of Books:

Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7pm in Room B

Fiction, The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez  

Click this link to read a sample of The Book of Unknown Americans 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 7, 2019, at 7pm in Room A

Nonfiction, The World’s Strongest Librarian: a Memoir of Tourette’s, Faith, Strength, and the Power of Family, by Josh Hanagarne

Click this link to read a sample of The World’s Strongest Librarian

The World's Strongest Librarian

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 4, 2019, at 7pm in Room A

Fiction, A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash

Click this link to read a sample of A Land More Kind Than Home

A Land More Kind Than Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 2, 2019, at 7pm in Room A

Nonfiction, Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Lifeby Amanda Stern

Little Panic

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, January 6, 2020, at 7pm in Room A

Nonfiction, Habenby Haben Girma

Haben : The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, February 3, 2020, at 7pm in Room A

Fiction, Deafeningby Frances Itani

Click this link to read a sample of Deafening

Deafening

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, March 2, 2020, at 7pm in Room A

Nonfiction, Beneath a Ruthless Sun: a True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Foundby Gilbert King

Beneath a Ruthless Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, April 6, 2020, at 7pm in Room A

Fiction, The Poisonwood Bibleby Barbara Kinsolver

Click this link to read a sample of The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, May 4, 2020, at 7pm in Room A

Nonfiction, Odd Girl Out: My Extraordinary Autistic Life, by Laura James

Odd Girl Out

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, June 1, 2020, at 7pm in Room A

Fiction, The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble

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The Pure Gold Baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books are available through the library or you can support UOD by purchasing through Amazon Smile!

 

Past Titles (2019-2020 academic year)

 

 

 

Past Titles (March 2015-Spring 2019)

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