June 10, 6-7PM Mountain Time
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, by Nujood Ali
Nujood Ali’s childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells of abuse at her husband’s hands and of her daring escape. With the help of local advocates and the press, Nujood obtained her freedom-an extraordinary achievement in Yemen, where almost half of all
girls are married under the legal age. Nujood’s courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has inspired other young girls in the Middle East to challenge their marriages. Hers is an unforgettable story of tragedy, triumph, and courage.
Some interesting follow-up links:
Join us on Monday, August 25th at 6 pm MDT as we discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. She is a remarkable young woman who fights for the education of all woman. She is the youngest individual to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The book is inspiring and provides an example of advancing equity for women and girls.
RSVP for the book discussion here
Check out this clip of Malala Yousafzai’s October 2013 interview with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show.
We’re wrapping up Season 2 of the Summer Book Club. Taking a cue from PBS, we’re keeping Season Three tightly under wraps. And just like Netflix, we want it to be a blockbuster season.
So, tell us–what should our next Book Club be like? If you were in charge–and you are, kind of!–how would you design it? Would we read a certain type of book, meet more frequently, hold discussions year-round?
Tell us your thoughts about the ideal online book club. We want to host that! And, we’d love to hear some of your ideas for presenters, format, who can organize the book talks, who’s willing to lead a discussion, or do some blog posts about upcoming or suggested titles. The more, the merrier, and the richer our discussions can become.
How did America become one of the most obese countries in the world? Why is it that processed food taste so good? Is a lack of self-control really preventing us from becoming healthy? Michael Moss, investigative writer, has spent more than 10 years researching these very questions. Moss takes an in-depth look at America’s food system from the perspective of the three biggest brain stimulators; salt, sugar, and fat, and the corporations that use them.
Join us July 31st for our discussion of this life-changing, eye-opening book. RSVP to our series for log-in info here.
Would love some discussion on what you think of Michael Moss’s research…please share your comments.
An interview with the author, http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/2013/07/01/salt-sugar-fat-michael-moss-interview/, and an in-depth article on food science.
Join us for our summer book club. On Thursday, August 13 at 6PM (Mountain Time), we discussed the book by Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. Download and watch the webinar recording here.
Read what others are saying, including some discussion on whether or not women lean in, http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/03/31/175862363/should-all-women-heed-authors-advice-to-lean-in and an alternate opinion, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-garcia/why-i-wont-lean-in_b_3586527.html
Discussion leader Dr. Kathy Thornhill is the Director of Undergraduate Advisement, Career Service and Service Learning at California’s Humboldt State University.
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RSVP to the Colorado eNetwork Summer Book Club at our Facebook event page, Log-in info will be posted here for each discussion: https://www.facebook.com/events/836543406373275/#
You suggested some great titles, and it was hard to choose. We hope to profile these and add them to our Goodreads shelf so your reading list can be even more full!
Thanks to facilitators far and wide–from California to Minnesota, and Colorado in-between–you can plan on tuning in the last week of the month to discuss these books with us. So get your books ready, here we go…..
June 26, 6PM MT: Lean In
July 31: Salt, Sugar, Fat
August 25: I am Malala
There’s a lot of readers out there–and they want to read. A lot of books! The results of our Summer Book Club survey for 2014 are in, and there’s a lot of food for thought! From suggested titles, to favorites from last year’s AAUW ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club we’ll have a hard time choosing what to read.
Here’s how the Summer Book Club works. Basically, we’ll pick a title to read each month. Then, we’ll host an online discussion or chat toward the end of the month. You can choose to read one or all of the titles; we’ll design the discussion–both online and via social media–so that you don’t have to have read (or finished) the book to participate. Notes on the books and upcoming titles and dates will be announced here at the Colorado eNetwork Books Blog. You can sign up to receive notices here: Summer Book Club Signup All are welcome!
Calling all Reader Leaders!
Vote for your favorite new reads–by women, for women, about women!
AAUW is an active community of readers, and the eNetwork is no exception. Soon, we’ll be hosting our 2nd annual Summer Book Club, with monthly online discussions—and we want to know what you want to read! We’ve started thinking about titles that reflect women’s leadership, but we’re open to any of your suggestions.
You may like some of the diversity titles in the AAUW National ¡Adelante! lists, or you may have other books on hot topics that you’d like to read and discuss, or a favorite female author or just a book you’ve been meaning to read. Let us know your thoughts today at our Summer Book Club survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CS2TGGN.
And, if you have further thoughts on books that explore new ideas and perspectives on social justice issues, feel free to also share any title recommendations with AAUW National online by May 15 for next year’s ¡Adelante! list. If your suggestion is selected, you and our branch will be recognized with a special gift.
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