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Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo

By popular vote, Behind the Beautiful Forevers will be the selection for  March 9, 2014

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  • Jaconda W.

    Hi, I will not make today's Meetup. I need to finish a business plan for an organization that I am starting - Association for Access to Justice for African American Women. It will include a Meetup, Facebook page, Twitter account, etc. It will focus on advancing citizenship and equality for African American women by insisting on equality in the courts.
    (I know -- shameless plug. I hope you don't mind a little advertising to like minded individuals. . . . )

    I received the email requesting book suggestions for upcoming Meetups. I am watching American History TV on C-Span. The speaker, Cahterine Allgro, who teaches history at University of California - Riverside, mentioned a book entitled Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women,[masked] by Marybeth Norton. It sounds fascinating and I plan to read it. It would be nice to do it in a group. Thanks, JW

    1 · March 9, 2014

    • Roberta

      I would be interested in reading this book about Revolutionary Women, as well. Thank you for this posting. -Roberta

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • Debbie R.

    This is a great book - sorry I'll miss the meeting.

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Roberta

    Hello: I didn't realize the group voted already. What were the other choices...? Sorry I missed the opportunity to have input. Roberta

    1 · February 5, 2014

    • Michelle

      Sorry, I didn't see this sooner. I'd also like to note that last year we read a book about how the average person in Britain lived in the year 1,000. This book depicts real life conditions that millions of people live in right now, ways of living that are practically invisible to people here. I look forward to a lovely discussion.

      March 5, 2014

    • Michelle

      Lively*

      March 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will wait for the next month, this book does not really appeal to me.

    February 6, 2014

  • Roberta

    I didn't realize we already voted.

    February 5, 2014

  • Roberta

    I didn't realize we already voted.

    February 5, 2014

  • Cesar D.

    Does this book contain any historical value? If yes, please someone tell me why?

    February 5, 2014

  • Jerri

    Tho one should NEVER judge a book by its cover ( :D )... I'm incurably drawn to this, not just because of its 'intransitive trickle-down' story, but b/c of that mesmorizing cover pic. But, I've decided to dive into another of Reza Aslan's books, so I'm going to miss this one.

    Tho, here's her home page for this for easy ref:

    http://www.behindthebeautifulforevers.com/about/

    February 3, 2014

  • Aparna

    I'm there!

    February 3, 2014

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