Book Club - Helena Campus
Regular Book Club Meetings
Place: Bonner Student Center (Helena-West Helena Campus)
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Aug-Dec) - (Jan-May)
Days: Meetings ever other Thursday
Discussion with Lunch provided
Fund-Raising Events, Includes Relay for Life (American Cancer Society)
Presentation of Black History and other Programs
Memphis Trip for dinner and a play at the Orpheum Theatre
All are welcome, with or without a book.
Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Book Selection
"Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hellish for all slaves, but Cora is an outcast even among her fellow Africans, and she is coming into womanhood; even greater pain awaits. Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her of the Underground Railroad and they plot their escape. Like Gulliver, Cora encounters different worlds on each leg of her journey.
Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors of black life in pre-Civil War America. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share." -Goodreads.com