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Rutgers University Alumni Book Club: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

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Now is a great time to join the Rutgers University Alumni Book Club, a free program for members of the Rutgers community. We are now more than 1,500 readers strong! The book club can help you continue your journey of lifelong learning through reading both entertaining and informative titles and encountering authors you might not ordinarily read.

We will begin reading Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (Random House, 2020) by Isabel Wilkerson on August 5 and start our weeklong discussion of it on September 30. You can find the book here, at your local bookstore, or at your local library.

“An instant American classic,” according to Dwight Garner in the New York Times, Caste examines the race-based caste system in the United States. Wilkerson is the first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism. She has taught at Emory, Princeton, and Boston universities and has lectured worldwide. Her previous book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House, 2010), also explored race in America.

Join now, obtain a copy of the book (or audiobook), and jump in on the discussion with other alumni.


Thursday, August 05, 2021 -Thursday, October 07, 2021

Reading period begins August 5

Weeklong discussion begins September 30

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