VB Reads... Engaged Citizens Book Group

Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community. Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.

For a list of terms and ideas that the Engaged Citizens Book Group uses to select titles, click here.


 

Jihad Academy Cover Image
By Nicolas Henin, Martin Makinson (Translator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9789385436413
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bloomsbury India - February 9th, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, noon
 
A former ISIS hostage and veteran, journalist Nicolas Henin explores misperceptions of Islamic State and their consequences.


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Ready Player One Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307887443
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Broadway Books - June 5th, 2012

Wednesday, October 19, noon
 
  A spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut that is part quest, part love story, and part virtual space opera set in a universe where spell-slinging mages battle giant Japanese robots and flying DeLoreans.
 


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

Wednesday, November 16, noon
 
  At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, this book is an intensely personal and provocative document.


The Eagle Tree Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781503936645
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Published: Little a - July 5th, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, noon
 
  Intertwining themes of humanity and ecology, The Eagle Tree eloquently explores what it means to be part of a family, a society, and the natural world that surrounds and connects us.


The Secret History of Wonder Woman Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780804173407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - July 7th, 2015

Wednesday, January 18, noon
 
In Jill Lepore's riveting work of historical detection, Wonder Woman's story provides the missing link in the history of the struggle for women's rights: a chain of events that begins with the women's suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later.