On the second Thursday of each month, the Stinson Library Book Club meets to discuss the book of the month and to choose the next book. If you have questions about the book club or if you would like to join us, send Beth an email or ask about it in the library.
In the past, we have met in person, but since the coronavirus pandemic began we’ve moved to Zoom meetings.
August 10th 2021 @ 6pm
The upcoming book club meeting will be a discussion on “Caste : the origins of our discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson
In this book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
Beyond race, class, or other factors, there is a powerful caste system that influences people’s lives and behavior and the nation’s fate. Linking the caste systems of America, India, and Nazi Germany, Wilkerson explores eight pillars that underlie caste systems across civilizations, including divine will, bloodlines, stigma, and more.