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One College One Book: Book Discussion & Live Events


To participate in our discussions on Between the World and Me 

Look below for our weekly Discussion Starters and participate in the discussion on the Library and Learning Services Facebook page, and when you are ready to discuss CLICK HERE!



WebEx Live Discussion

When: Thursday, August 18, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm Central Time

Location: Check your EMAIL for location

How to Discuss a Book

1.  Read the book.  Rather than skimming the pages think about what you are reading.  Take the time to enjoy the story.

2.  Read with a pencil.  Take notes on passages or events that stand out to you.

3.  Think about what the author hasn't said. The author chose the character names, settings, themes, etc.  What do those things tell you?

4.  Support your ideas about the book with specific passages. Talk about how you felt as you read the story.  This encourages discussion.

5.  Same book, different experiences.  Everyone will experience this book in a unique way. Thank you for sharing your insights and respecting the insights of others.

Let's Talk About "Between the World and Met"

“This is required reading.”  ~ Toni Morrison

A good book keeps you thinking and inspires conversation.  Each week on this page, share your opinions and insights about Between the World and Me Don't be shy!  Your ideas will add additional facets to everyone's enjoyment of the book.  Thank you for sharing.

Defining the Conversation - RAC Reads Guide 2016

RAC Reads Guide Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates Prepared by the Religious Action Center and Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel, Temple Micah, Washington, DC


The following guide is intended to facilitate conversations about Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  

RAC Reads is a program by the Religious Action Center to encourage reading groups that explore contemporary social justice topics in the context of Jewish teachings and values. The discussion guides are designed for families, congregations, and communities. As such, not all of the facilitation tips and discussion questions may be applicable in all cases. Feel free to take from and adapt the information provided here as you structure your own conversations. We hope that this guide will spark engaging and challenging discussions among Reform Jews about race and racism within our communities and in the United States. For more information about the RAC’s current work on racial justice, visit our website at