The Give a Sh*t Book Club

Are you horrified by recent events in our nation and around the world? Do you want to use your reading to grow in open-mindedness and empathy? Are you looking to diversify your reading list? 

Welcome to the Give a Sh*t Book Club!

Here’s how it works: Every month, I pick a book that in one way or another promotes diversity or has social or political relevance. Then the last Saturday of the month, I post my thoughts and reflections about the book, and anyone who so desires can jump in on the discussion too.

The next book selection of The Give a Sh*t Book Club is Kindred by Octavia Butler. Butler is widely acknowledged as the first African-American female to write science fiction. Kindred is her best-known novel, first published in 1979. 

From the publisher: "Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother."

Want to Participate? Get your hands on a copy of the book, read it, and meet back here on Saturday, October 28th for a virtual book club discussion. Already have plans that day? No problem, the comments will stay open for at least a week, so you can jump in whenever you have time.

See below our previous Give a Sh*t Book Club discussions.