One Book, One Flossmoor is a virtual reading campaign in which we invite the community to come together around one selected book to share the reading experience, conversations and discussions surrounding the shared story. Call the Flossmoor Public Library (708-798-3600) to borrow a copy or purchase at Bookie’s in Homewood or on Amazon.com. Wait lists at the Flossmoor Public Library may be longer than expected. Sign up for our club here!
For our fall virtual book club, the Village of Flossmoor, in partnership with the Flossmoor Public Library, has selected Caste: The Origins of our Discontents, by Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson.
Wilkerson is an American, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author. She was the first woman of African-American heritage to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
Caste is a nonfiction book, published in 2020, that describes racism in the United States as an aspect of a caste system – a society-wide system of social stratification characterized by notions such as hierarchy, inclusion and exclusion, and purity.
“It’s an extraordinary document, one that strikes me as an instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.” — Dwight Garner, The New York Times
“[Caste] should be at the top of every American’s reading list.” — Jennifer Day, Chicago Tribune
“A transformative new framework through which to understand identity and injustice in America.” — Justin Worland, Time
Virtual Book Club via Zoom on February 18, 2021
Our virtual book discussion for the One Book, One Flossmoor Caste is February 18, 2021. Start reading now and then join our book discussion at 6 p.m. on February 18, even if you haven’t completed the book! Details for the Zoom call will be posted prior to the event.