St. Louis JACL Book Club

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The St. Louis JACL annually conducts a book club discussion as a venue to engage in the race and civil rights topics relevant to members of the Japanese American Citizens League.

Book Club Selections:

2023 “Disappear Doppelganger Disappear” by Matthew Salesses

2022 “Beautiful Country” by Qian Julie Wang

2021 “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

2020 “The Block Manager: A True Story of Love in the Midst of Japanese American Internment Camps” by Judy Mundle

2019 “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah

2018 “Underground Airlines” by Ben Winters

2017 “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

2016 “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai

2015 “Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng

2014 “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

2013 “Zeitoun” by David Eggers

2012 “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

2011 “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford

2010 “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson

2009 “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

2008 “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie Otsuka

2007 “Dreams From My Fathers” by Barack Obama

2006 “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

2005 “Untangling my Chopsticks” by Victoria Riccardi

2004 “Yellow” by Frank Wu

2003 “Farewell to Manzanar” by Jeanne Wakatsuki