Campus Reading Groups
To have your group added to this page, or for help starting a new group, please contact Megan Mahoney at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library supports groups for all members of the ESU community. Groups do not have to focus on reading books specifically; reading can involve other forms of media. The Emporia Public Library also runs book discussion groups that may be of interest.
Bonner & Bonner Diversity Lecture Book Group
Currently Reading: Push Has Come to Shove by Dr. Steve Perry, sections 2, 3, 5 and 7, and A Smarter Charter: Finding What Works for Charter Schools and Public Education by Richard Kahenburg and Halley Potter, chapters 1-4.
Next Meeting: February 2017, specific dates forthcoming.
Contact: Megan Mahoney, mmahone1[at]emporia.edu
PAGES FOR CHANGE: A Diversity Book Club
PAGES FOR CHANGE is a dynamic book club geared toward current social justice issues and diversity topics. The purpose of PAGES FOR CHANGE is to keep conversation fresh, up-to-date, and continuous amongst students, faculty and staff on issues of race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender. The book selection is a mixture of fiction and non-fiction literature that will appeal to a variety of demographics. A free book club coffee mug is included with participation. Listed below are the book selections for 2015-2016.
Tuesdays: September 13, 20, 27, October 4 | 5:00PM-5:45PM | Memorial Union Diversity Lounge
Book: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe
Tuesdays: November 1, 15, 22, 29 | 5:00PM-5:45PM | Memorial Union Diversity Lounge
Book: A Story of Justice & Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Past PAGES FOR CHANGE books have included:
- Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen by Arin Andrews
- Song Yet Sung by James McBride
- My Black Family, My White Privilege: A White Man's Journey Through the Nation's Racial Minefield by Michael Wenger
- Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw
- His Panic by Geraldo Rivera
- Choking on Silence by Paul Tripp
- The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
- A Destiny of Souls by Christopher Rice