UOD Disability Awareness Book Club
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, February 3, 2020, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, Deafening, by Frances Itani
Monday, March 2, 2020, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, Beneath a Ruthless Sun: a True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found, by Gilbert King
Monday, April 6, 2020, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kinsolver
Monday, May 4, 2020, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, Odd Girl Out: My Extraordinary Autistic Life, by Laura James
Monday, June 1, 2020, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, The Pure Gold Baby, by Margaret Drabble
Books are available through the library or you can support UOD by purchasing through Amazon Smile!
Past Titles (2019-2020 academic year)
Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7pm in Room B
Fiction, The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henríquez
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
Monday, November 4, 2019, at 7pm in Room A
Fiction, A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash
Monday, December 2, 2019, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, Little Panic: Dispatches from an Anxious Life, by Amanda Stern
Monday, January 6, 2020, at 7pm in Room A
Nonfiction, Haben, by Haben Girma
Past Titles (March 2015-Spring 2019)