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Books on Tap is taking a break in September, but please grab a copy of our Tacoma Reads book and join us in October!
Tacoma Reads is a city-wide reading program that seeks to unite the community in dialogue around contemporary themes through reading a common text. A longstanding partnership between the City of Tacoma’s Mayor’s Office and the Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma Reads in 2021 is thrilled to have the support of the Tacoma Urban League as its premier sponsor.
Tacoma Reads 2021 will focus on the themes of race, social justice, and healing with the book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson.
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful 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.
Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Warmth of Other Suns. Her debut work won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and was named to Time’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the 2010s and The New York Times’s list of the Best Nonfiction of All Time. She has taught at Princeton, Emory, and Boston Universities and has lectured at more than two hundred other colleges and universities across the United States and in Europe and Asia.
You can use your library card to check out a copy of the ebook or audiobook on Libby or Overdrive. Physical copies are also available for hold.
We will meet in cyberspace on Zoom. No need to leave your couch or even bathe. We encourage take out and/or delivery.
Please save the date for Tacoma Reads: A Conversation with Isabel Wilkerson on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.