Upcoming Book Discussion Books Tackle Timely Issues

Submitted by Gail Wechsler on Fri, 11/03/2023 - 10:35
Cover of "The Undocumented Americans"

The Law Library Association of St. Louis is proud to co-sponsor the Legally Reading book discussion group, along with Saint Louis Public Library.  Over the years, our book group has read and discussed a number of noteworthy books on a range of social justice issues. Past titles have included “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson, “Bad Blood” by John Carreyrou (about Elizabeth Holmes and the investigation of her company, Theranos) and “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann, now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese.

As we look to the coming months, the book club continues to select works of non-fiction and fiction that touch on important social issues of our time.  Our next two selections, for example, focus on (1) the immigration crisis, with “The Undocumented Americans” by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio (a National Book Award finalist) in December and (2) racial justice and health equity in “Take My Hand” by Dolan Perkins-Valdez, based on a true story about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible wrong done to her patients, in February.  

There is a reason the regulars at our book discussions call them an excellent way to promote awareness and knowledge and even life changing. Learn more about the Legally Reading book discussion group here.