Social Justice Syllabus: Borders

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, Social Justice Syllabus: Kaepernick’s Reading List, we read and discussed books the New York Times described as being inspirational to quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism. This foundational series of readings concluded in the summer of 2018.

In the second part of this series, Borders, we will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about immigration, asylum, and borders. Social Justice Syllabus: Borders begins in August 2018. The SJS Book Club meets on the last Sunday of every month.

Writer and pro bono immigration attorney C. Hudak is the founder of the Social Justice Book Club. She collaborated with Third Place Books to create the SJS: Borders reading list and will host discussions.

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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Sunday, August 26 at 7pm


Lucky Boy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101982266
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 5th, 2017

Sunday, September 29 at 7pm


Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062851352
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Dey Street Books - September 18th, 2018

Sunday, October 27 at 7pm


A Nation of Immigrants Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062859693
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - October 16th, 2018

Sunday, November 25 at 7pm


Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, Fourth Edition Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781879960855
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Aunt Lute Books - June 12th, 2012

Sunday, January 27 at 7pm


The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail (California Series in Public Anthropology #36) Cover Image
By Jason De Leon, Michael Wells (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520282759
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: University of California Press - October 23rd, 2015

Sunday, February 24 at 7pm


The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives Cover Image
By Viet Thanh Nguyen (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781419729485
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 10th, 2018

Sunday, March 31 at 7pm


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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
$26.99
ISBN: 9781419718779
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 7th, 2017

Sunday, April 28 at 7pm


Unaccompanied Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595110
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 5th, 2017

Sunday, May 26 at 7pm


We Need New Names: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780316230841
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Back Bay Books - May 20th, 2014

Sunday, June 30 at 7pm