Our quarterly book club is composed of a small community of socially engaged, advocacy-minded FBH folks who gather to examine the new ideas and real-world applications of our read. All are welcome to join!
Book club discussions are held 3 times a quarter on our Discord server. The first two sessions are voice-only, while the last one is a video-optional session complete with snacks!
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Crying in H Mart
By Michelle Zauner
From the publisher: "In this exquisite story of family, food, grief, and endurance, Michelle Zauner proves herself far more than a dazzling singer, songwriter, and guitarist. With humor and heart, she tells of growing up one of the few Asian American kids at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother’s particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence; of treasured months spent in her grandmother’s tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food.
As she grew up, moving to the East Coast for college, finding work in the restaurant industry, and performing gigs with her fledgling band–and meeting the man who would become her husband–her Koreanness began to feel ever more distant, even as she found the life she wanted to live. It was her mother’s diagnosis of terminal cancer, when Michelle was twenty-five, that forced a reckoning with her identity and brought her to reclaim the gifts of taste, language, and history her mother had given her."
Last Quarter's Read
All About Love
By bell hooks
From the publisher: “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, renowned scholar, cultural critic and feminist bell hooks offers a proactive new ethic for a society bereft with lovelessness - not the lack of romance, but the lack of care, compassion, and unity. People are divided, she declares, by society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love.
Additional Past Readings
Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (And the Next)
The $16 Taco
By Pascale Joassart-Marcelli
How to Kill A City
By P.E. Moskowitz
By Dean Spade
Racial Melancholia, Racial Dissociation
By David L. Eng &
As Long As Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice
By Dina Gilio-Whitaker
The Color of Law
By Richard Rothstein
Ants Among Elephants
By Sujatha Gidla
Edited by Alice Wong
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
By Marcia Chatelain
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