Book Club

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To increase cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competency through the appreciation and acceptance of differences in students, faculty, staff, and the clients that we serve. The book club concept is based on critical literacy theory. Discussions provide an open, non-threatening forum for talking about issues of diversity that are relevant in today’s society.

How can I get involved?

The book club offers monthly discussions on a variety of topics and issues and is open to anyone who is interested. The discussions are led by volunteer facilitators who are faculty, staff, and students.

Where can I purchase books?

Students, faculty, and staff at the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill may borrow books pending availability from the Office of Multicultural Affairs. The bookstore offers a discount for purchases of books that OMA has identified for the book club. Also, books on tape may be available at your local library.


Previous Selected Readings

Sept. 2009 – April 2010

  • Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
  • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Human Stain by Philip Roth
  • What I THought I Knew by Alice Eve Cohen
Sept. 2006 – April 2007

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Train to Pakistan by Khushwant Singh
  • Snow Flower & the Secret Fan by Lisa See
  • One Blood: The Death and Resurrection of Charles R. Drew by Spencie Love
  • The Color of Water by James McBride
  • Night by James McBride
  • House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
Sept. 2005 – April 2006

  • Caramelo by Saundra Cisneros
  • Winona’s Web by Priscilla Cogan
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahari
  • Cane River by Lalita Tademy
  • The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  • White Women, Race Matters by Ruht Frankenberg
  • Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
Sept. 2004 – April 2005

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent by Julia Alvarez
  • The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall
  • House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  • Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick
  • The Wedding by Dorothy West
  • Hopital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott
  • A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer
Sept. 2003 – April 2004

  • The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • Under the Eye of the Clock: A Memoir by Christopher Nolan
  • The Grass Dancer by Susan Power
  • Our Kind of People by Lawrence
    Otis Graham
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Author S. Golden
  • Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons