Up Next... Tuesday, May 3

Reclaiming Your Community:

You Don’t Have to Move Out of Your Neighborhood to Live in a Better One 

by Majora Carter

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What We have read





  • November - The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein
  • September - Saving the School: The True Story of a Principal, a Teacher, a Coach, a Bunch of Kids and a Year in the Crosshairs of Education by Michael Brick
  • July - No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City by Katherine Newman
  • May - What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities - One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time by Dar Williams
  • March - Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit
  • January - The Soul of Money by Lynne Twist


  • November - Health Care Will Not Reform Itself: A User's Guide to Refocusing and Reforming American Health Care by George C. Halvorson.
  • September - If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities by Benjamin R. Barber
  • July - Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives by Sendhil Mullainathan, Eldar Shafir
  • May - Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger
  • March - Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam
  • January - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond


  • November - The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
  • September - Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  • July - The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer
  • May - Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age by Sherry Turkle
  • March - The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence by Gary A. Haugen and Victor Boutros
  • January - The Road to Character by David Brooks


  • November - Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • September - Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design by Charles Montgomery
  • July - Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. - How the Working Poor Became Big Business by Gary Rivlin
  • May - The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food by Dan Barber
  • March - Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America by Linda Tirado
  • January - Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 by Charles Murray


  • November - Living "Illegal": The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration by Marie Friedmann Marquardt, Timothy J Steigenga, Philip J. Williams, Manuel A. Vasquez
  • September - Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America by Paul Tough
  • July - The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt
  • May - David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
  • March - Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff
  • January - Whistling Vivaldi: How stereotypes affect us and what we can do by Claude M. Steele


  • November - Why Don't They Just Get a Job?: One Couple's Mission to End Poverty in Their Community  by Liane Philips, Echo Montgomery Garrett
  • September - Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof, Sheryl WuDunn
  • July - Generous Justice by Timothy Keller
  • May - The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch
  • March - Promises I can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage by Kathryn Edin and Maria J. Kefalas
  • January - The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander


  • November - Switch: How to Change Things when Change is Hard by Chip & Dan Heath
  • September - American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare by Jason DeParle
  • July - Bridges to Sustainable Communities by Philip E. DeVol
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