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Campus Reading Groups

To have your group added to this page, or for help starting a new group, please contact Megan Mahoney at 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,

Pages for Change

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: