Racial Justice Action Group’s Book Club
H-CAN’s Racial Justice Action Group’s book club will be discussing the following books over the next several months at the Haverford Township Library. The group meets in the upstairs board room from 7:00 p.m. -8:30 p.m. on the designated night:
Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a 1937 novel and the best known work by African-American writer Zora Neale Hurston. The novel narrates main character Janie Crawford's "ripening from a vibrant, but voiceless, teenage girl into a woman with her finger on the trigger of her own destiny." As a young woman, who is fair-skinned with long hair, she expects more out of life, but comes to realize that people must learn about life 'fuh theyselves' (for themselves), just as people can only go to God for themselves. Set in central and southern Florida in the early 20th century, the novel was initially poorly received, but today, it has come to be regarded as a seminal work in both African-American literature and women's literature. TIME included the novel in its 2005 list of the 100 best English-language novels published since 1923.
This public book club is open to anyone who has a love of books and a love of humanity! Come to share, learn, and discuss with a group of people who are committed to working together to create a more racially just society. Invite a friend and feel free to share with other groups who may be interested in attending!
Future H-CAN Racial Justice book club discussions:
Exact book club dates for the months below yet to come:
White Fragility: Why it's So Hard for White People to Talk about Race by Robin DiAngelo
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison