Social Justice Book Group

We strive to learn more about the world outside our own bubbles. We read both nonfiction and fiction on timely topics and in our discussions try to challenge our own assumptions without judging one another.

This group meets the third Sunday of each month at 2:30 p.m.

Leader: Anne Bradley (socialjusticebookgroup@gmail.com).

Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780226526164
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 10th, 2020

Upcoming selection: Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Via Zoom


The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316440097
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - August 6th, 2019

 Upcoming selection: Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804170918
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - March 31st, 2020

 Upcoming selection: Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


What Color Is Your Hoodie? Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781937627225
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chelsea Station Editions - September 10th, 2015

Upcoming selection: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780822369004
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Published: Duke University Press - February 3rd, 2017

Upcoming selection: Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Upcoming selection: Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


The Death and Life of the Great Lakes Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780393355550
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 10th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, May 17, 2020


Redlined: A Memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in 1960s Chicago Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631523205
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: She Writes Press - April 3rd, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION***  Sunday, April 19, 2020 via Zoom


How to Read the Constitution--and Why Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062896308
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Paperbacks - June 25th, 2019

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.


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Kindred Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807083697
Availability: Backordered
Published: Beacon Press - February 1st, 2004

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, October 20, 2019 

 


Sick: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062428738
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, September 15, 2019 


Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781608465767
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - March 15th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, August 18, 2019 


Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385529990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - October 27th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, July 21, 2019


Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250094728
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - August 2nd, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, June 23, 2019


An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143110859
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 13th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, May 19, 2019 


Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781568585987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, February 17, 2019


White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, January 20, 2019 


Trans Like Me: Conversations for All of Us Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580057851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Seal Press - June 19th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** December 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM


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Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780738217024
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - August 25th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** November 18, 2018 at 2:30 PM 


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062420718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** October 21, 2018 at 2:30 PM


Behold the Dreamers: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525509714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 26th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** September 16, 2018 at 4 PM


Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807010037
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beacon Press - March 6th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** August 19, 2018 at 4 PM


The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) Cover Image
$13.95
ISBN: 9780679744726
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - December 1st, 1992

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** July 22, 2018 at 4 PM

This meeting will include the discussion of The Fire This Time, an anthology edited by Jesmyn Ward, as well as The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin.


The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501126352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - June 20th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** July 22, 2018 at 4 PM


Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons (Voice of Witness) Cover Image
By Ayelet Waldman (Editor), Robin Levi (Editor), Michelle Alexander (Foreword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781786632326
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Verso - August 18th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** June 17, 2018 at 4 PM 


When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250171085
Availability: Backordered
Published: St. Martin's Press - January 16th, 2018

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** April 15, 2018 at 4 PM


Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781620970607
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Published: New Press - February 28th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** March 18, 2018 at 4 PM 


The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250118332
Availability: Backordered
Published: Picador - April 4th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** February 18, 2018 at 4 PM


Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Fourth Edition Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781879960855
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aunt Lute Books - June 12th, 2012

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** January 21, 2018 at 4 PM


Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781250118134
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Published: Picador - March 14th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** December 17, 2017 at 4 PM


Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553447453
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - February 28th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** November 19, 2017 at 4 PM


The Sellout: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250083258
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Published: Picador - March 1st, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** October 15, 2017 at 4 PM 


Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement Cover Image
By Angela Y. Davis, Frank Barat (Editor), Cornel West (Preface by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608465644
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Haymarket Books - February 9th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** September 17, 2017 at 4 PM


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** August 20, 2017 at 4 PM


Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** July 16, 2017 at 4 PM


We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781610397735
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: PublicAffairs - March 28th, 2017

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** June 25, 2017 at 4 PM


March: Book Two Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781603094009
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Top Shelf Productions - January 20th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4 PM

Please note: We will be discussing books 2&3 of the series


The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143109273
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 18th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** April 16, 2017 at 4 PM


We Are Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream Cover Image
By William Perez (Editor), Daniel G. Solorzano (Foreword by)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781579223762
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Published: Stylus Publishing (VA) - August 19th, 2009

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** March 19, 2017 at 4 PM


Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781138821514
Availability: Backordered
Published: Routledge - October 20th, 2014

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** February 19, 2017 at 4 PM


Between the World and Me Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780812993547
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: One World - July 14th, 2015

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** January 15, 2017 at 4 PM


The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620971130
Availability: Special Order
Published: New Press - April 12th, 2016

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** December 18, 2016 at 4 PM

 

 


March: Book One Cover Image
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781603093002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** November 20, 2016 at 4 PM


The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
By Michelle Alexander, Cornel West (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781595586438
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: New Press - January 16th, 2012

***PREVIOUS SELECTION*** September 18 and October 16, 2016 both at 4 PM