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Book in Common

Book Discussions

Copies of the book are available to borrow at Meriam LibraryButte College Library, and Butte County Public Library. Copies are available to purchase locally at Chico State Wildcat Store and The Bookstore.

  • Spring Semester: Chapter Discussions
    Select Fridays from noon-1:00, beginning on March 26.

    Chapter 1, "Definitions"

    3/26, Register for Zoom discussion to receive questions ahead of time.

    Chapter 2, "Dueling Consciousness"

    4/2, Register for Zoom discussion to receive questions ahead of time.

    Chapter 12, "Class"

    4/9, Register for Zoom discussion to receive questions ahead of time.

    Chapter 18, "Survival"

    4/16, Register for Zoom discussion to receive questions ahead of time.

  • Fall Semester: Chapter Discussions
    Every Monday from 3:00-4:00, beginning on August 31.  

    Chapter 1, "Definitions"

    Pre-semester discussions on August 11 and August 13

    8/31, Chapter 1 "Definitions"

    Chapter 2, "Dueling Consciousness"

    9/14, Chapter 2 "Dueling Consciousness"

    Chapter 6, "Body"

    9/21, Chapter 6 "Body"

    Chapter 8, "Behavior"

    9/28, Chapter 8 "Behavior"

    Chapter 12, "Class"

    10/5, Chapter 12 "Class"

    Chapter 13, "Space"

    10/12, Chapter 13 "Space"

    Chapter 18, "Survival"

    10/19, Chapter 18 "Survival"

  • Fall Semester-Long Book Group
    Every Wednesday from 1:00-2:00, beginning on September 16.

    9/16, "My Racist Introduction" and Chapter 1 "Definitions" 

    9/23, Chapter 2 "Dueling Consciousness" and Chapter 3 "Power"

    9/30, Chapter 4 "Biology" and Chapter 5 "Ethnicity"

    10/7, Chapter 6 "Body" and Chapter 7 "Culture"

    10/14, Chapter 8 "Behavior" and Chapter 9 "Color"

    10/21, Chapter 10 "White" and Chapter 11 "Black"

    10/28, Chapter 12 "Class" and Chapter 13 "Space"

    11/4, Chapter 14 "Gender" and Chapter 15 "Sexuality"

    11/18, Chapter 16 "Failure" and Chapter 17 "Success"

    12/2, Chapter 18 "Survival"

  • Summer 2020 Book Clubs

    Meriam Library Diversity and Inclusion Team Book Club 

    Chico State faculty and staff read and discussed the entire book in six Zoom meetings on June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, and August 6. Meriam Library discussion guide (PDF)

    Honors Program Book Club 

    Chico State students read and discussed the entire book in six Zoom meetings on June 15, June 29, July 13, July 27, and August 10.

    Citrus Elementary School Summer Book Club 

    Citrus teachers and staff read and discussed the entire book.

    Good Ancestor Project Book Club

    Chico State faculty and staff discussed Layla Saad's, Me and White Supremacy: A 28-Day Challenge to Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor.

To suggest a discussion group, or share an existing discussion group on this website, email bic@csuchico.edu.

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