2018-2019 Schedule

September 21Train to Crystal City by Jan Jarboe Russell
(About an American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families - many US citizens - were incarcerated based on race)

October 19: Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
(About the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI)         

November 16: Warriors Don’t Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals
(About nine former students returning to Arkansas, meeting with Bill Clinton and revisiting memories of the integration of Little Rock Central High School)

Tuesday, December 11 - UMW Christmas Party
6-8pm, all UMW circles will gather together and celebrate the season with a dinner and fellowship. Cost is $15, paid at the door. RSVP by December 4. Contact Janette Gerig if you would like to attend! Childcare is available with request no later than December 4.

January 18: Americanah by Chimemanda Ngozi Adichie
(A powerful, tender story of race and identity involving two young Nigerian people)    

February 1550 Women Every Christian Should Know by Michelle DeRusha
(The story of 50 women who have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God)

March 15: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
(A passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans from Kentucky but living in Ohio) 

April 19: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
(The story of a family who attempted to eat only locally grown food for an entire year)

May 17: The Road to Character  by David Brooks
(Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and our “eulogy virtues,” those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed.)