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Calumet Book Club

Book Club Discussion

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Together, we'll read -- and then discuss on Zoom -- Michelle Mijung Kim's book The Wake Up.

With thanks to the New England Synod for an "I Have A Dream" grant and to Thrivent for additional support, the cost is $0. Nothing! Please come.

Click the button under the announcement graphic to get the book from Calumet (while supplies last) and also to get the Zoom. 

**May 8** The book is no longer guaranteed to arrive to your in time for the Zoom. While suppolies last, the book will get to you after the Zoom. But please ... attend the Zoom! Listen to discussion. Learn!

Thanks. And spread the word!

Next --  Michelle Mijung Kim's The Wake Up.

In 2020, Calumet created a Calumet Book Club in response to heinous and violent acts of racism taking place throughout the Untied States. Over the years there were many opportunities to learn and all books have been simply fantastic. Regardless of the size of the group, the Zoom chats helped with authentic learning, new understandings, and shifting perspectives. Though almost all the books have been rooted in the lousiness of racism, there were a couple of books chosen to help us think about the experience of others who experience life on the the margins.

In late 2023, Calumet was blessed to be asked to partner with the New England Synod Anti Racism Advisory Board on book discussion experiences.

The first (Jeff Fuhrer's (The Myth That Made Us) took place in NOV of 2023 and engaged over 100 people. In early 2024,100 people again gathered for a discussion on Dr. Jemar Tisby's book, How To Fight Racism

Scroll down to see all the books Calumet Nation has read together.


July -- "White Fragility"

August -- "The Cross and the Lynching Tree"

September -- "Dear Church"

October -- "The Third Reconstruction"

December -- "The Time Is Now"


January -- "You Lost Me"

February -- "This Little Light of Mine" (biography of Fannie Lou Hamer)

March -- "Caste"

April -- "Vanishing Half"

May -- "White Kids: Growing Up With Privilege In A Racially Divided America"

June -- The Poems of Langston Hughes

December -- "Enrique's Journey"


February -- "I Take My Coffee Black" by Tyler Merritt.

March -- "Black Wall Street" by Hannibal Johnson


November -- "The Myth That Made Us" by Jeff Fuhrer


February -- "How to Fight Racism" by Dr. Jemar Tisby

May -- "The Wake Up" by Michelle Mijung Kim