Social Justice Book Club

The Woods Hole Public Library will begin the new season of its Social Justice Book Club in late June. The book club was formed in the summer of 2016 by summer resident Ruth Gainer who is continuing to lead the group and its discussions this year as well. All the books chosen for the group focus on issues of poverty, racism and the justice system.

This year, Ruth has expanded the program to include four books to read and discussed. The books, all recent releases, will be available at the Woods Hole Library and at Eight Cousins Books, for those who wish to own their own copy.

All the meetings will be held on Wednesday nights at 7:30 at the library, which is at 581 Woods Hole Road, just at the entrance to the village.

The first discussion on June 27 will be on “The Color of Law, A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America,” by Richard Rothstein.

On July 11, the book is “Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America,” by George Yancy.

On July 25, “When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir,” by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele, will be discussed.

The final discussion, on August 8, will be on “Give Us the Ballot,” by Ari Berman.

For more information, and to reserver a book, call the library at 508-548-8961 or visit

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