SJS Native Lands, Native Lives

Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club invites community members to read together on themes related to equality and justice. During our first series, Kaepernick’s Reading List, we read and discussed books the New York Times described as being inspirational to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism. In the second part of this series, Borders, we read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Our third series, Pages Against the Patriarchy, explored what patriarchy is, how it affects us, and looked at other ways of living. Series four, Policing & Protest, explored the role of policing in the Unitied States and looked at how protest movements can be used to build a more just future for all.

In our fifth series, Native Lands, Native Lives, we will spend the year reading histories, novels, and poetry by and about Native Americans, with a particular focus on some of the Native stories from the Seattle region.

Writer and pro bono immigration attorney C. Hudak is the founder of the Social Justice Syllabus Book Club. She collaborates with Third Place Books to develop the SJS reading lists and hosts the monthly discussions.

The Social Justice Syllabus Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month. All are welcome and no purchase is required.

New Poets of Native Nations Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781555978099
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

Next meeting: Thursday, December 30 at 7pm

Our December meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Register here prior to the meeting to receive access.


The Night Watchman: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780062671196
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harper Perennial - March 23rd, 2021

Coming up: Thursday, January 27 at 7pm

Our January meeting will be taking place on Zoom. Register here prior to the meeting to receive access.


Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781534437685
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - June 29th, 2021

Thursday, February 24 at 7pm


The Bitter Waters of  Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307388964
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Vintage - March 6th, 2012

Thursday, March 31 at 7pm


Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name: The Change of Worlds for the Native People and Settlers on Puget Sound Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9781632173454
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Sasquatch Books - August 3rd, 2021

Thursday, April 28 at 7pm


Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place (Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books) Cover Image
By Coll Thrush, William Cronon (Foreword by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780295741345
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: University of Washington Press - March 1st, 2017

Thursday, May 26 at 7pm


Haboo: Native American Stories from Puget Sound Cover Image
By VI Hilbert (Translator), Jill La Pointe (Foreword by), Thom Hess (Introduction by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780295746968
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: University of Washington Press - June 30th, 2020

Thursday, June 30 at 7pm

 


The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781942173434
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Common Notions - April 20th, 2021

Thursday, July 28 at 7pm


Crazy Brave: A Memoir Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393345438
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 29th, 2013

November 2021


The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399573194
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - November 5th, 2019

October 2021


The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781517904463
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - January 2nd, 2018

September 2021

 

 


An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

August 2021