Legally Reading Book Club


Please Join Our Libraries In Presenting:

Legally Reading: A Joint Book Discussion Group

cover of "One Person, No Vote"

One Person, No Vote by Carol Anderson

Our next selection is "One Person, No Vote" by  Carol Anderson.   

The Legally Reading book club will meet virtually until further notice. Videoconference information will go out prior to each meeting to those who sign up.

For more information, contact Library Director Gail Wechsler at 314-622-4470 or  

Complete list of upcoming books and dates: 

Here is information about our book selections for the 2024-25 year of Legally Reading:

Tuesday August 13--One Person, No Vote: How Voter Supression is Destroying our Democracy by Carol Anderson

In gripping, enlightening detail author Carol Anderson explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organizing, activism, and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans.

Tuesday October 15--The Man Who Broke Capitalsim: How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America--and How to Undo His Legacy by David Gelles  

New York Times reporter and “Corner Office” columnist David Gelles reveals legendary GE CEO Jack Welch to be the root of all that’s wrong with capitalism today and offers advice on how we might right those wrongs.

Tuesday December 10--Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor by Steven Greenhouse

Award-winning journalist and author Steven Greenhouse guides us through the key episodes and trends in history that are essential to understanding some of our nation’s most pressing problems, including increased income inequality, declining social mobility, and the concentration of political power in the hands of the wealthy few. 

Tuesday February 10--The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

From the bestselling author of The Color of Water and Song Yet Sung comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive.

Tuesday April 8--The Injustice of Place: Uncovering the Legacy of Poverty in America by Kathryn J.Edin, H. Luke Shaefer and Timothy Nelson

A sweeping and surprising new understanding of extreme poverty in America from the authors of the acclaimed  "$2.00 a Living on Almost Nothing in America."

Tuesday June 10--He/She/They: How We Talk about Gender and Why It Matters by Schuyler Bailar

Go‑to expert on gender identity, Schuyler Bailar, offers an essential, urgent guide that changes the conversation.