ONLINE: Building Bridges Book Group

Through the reading and discussion of acclaimed works of fact and fiction, we seek greater appreciation of the rich diversity of life, to build understanding, empathy, and connection in our world.

Our November selection is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer and we'll be discussing it on Saturday, November 27 at 10am. We hope you will join us!

Contact Alicia Yokoyama, Reference Librarian, at to register or if you have questions.

Below you'll find a list of past Building Bridges Book Group selections:

March by John Lewis

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

This is Paradise: My North Korean Childhood by Hyok Kang

In The Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

A Hope More Powerful Than The Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival by Melissa Fleming

Futureface: A Family Mystery, An Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging by Alex Wagner

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King

Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race edited by Jesmyn Ward

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Damian Duffy and John Jennings

The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America by Darnell L. Moore

There There by Tommy Orange

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu

Let It Bang: A Young Black Man’s Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns by RJ Young

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times edited by Carolina De Robertis

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism by Robin DiAngelo

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom

Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Cherokee America by Margaret Verble

 All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The Color of Air by Gail Tsukiyama

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

At the Edge of the Haight by Katherine Seligman

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

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