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Supporting Campus Book Clubs

The Downs-Jones Library is proud to support all book clubs, read-ins, and author events on campus with the goal of bringing the Huston-Tillotson community together by creating common ground and shared experiences, and promoting a love of reading by introducing participants to books that encourage and inspire.

Whether it’s recommending titles, providing books (and eBooks) to readers, or welcoming groups into the library space, the Downs-Jones Library continuously promotes reading for learning, pleasure, and community in partnership with other departments on campus. We have worked with the President’s Office, the Center for Academic Innovation and Transformation, and the College of Arts and Sciences, among others, to bring new and classic titles to the attention of HT and Austin community members in a shared and sharing environment.

 

Book Clubs

Big Library Read

Black History Month Annual Book Club

Environmental Literature Campus Read

Honors Program Book Club

National Hispanic Heritage Month Book Club

The President’s Book Club

The President’s Reading List

School of Business and Technology/Parsley Energy Book Club

 

 

Books and Events

 

Fall 2022:

Environmental Literature Campus Read

 

The Confession of Copeland Cane

by Keenan Norris

Book cover of "The Confession of Copeland Cane"
 
Spring 2022:

W.E.B. DuBois Honors Program Book Club

 

The Souls of Black Folk

by W.E.B. DuBois

Book cover of "The Souls of Black Folk" Poster for the DuBois Honors Program Book Club
 
Spring 2022:

4th Annual Black History Month Book Club

 

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Book cover of "The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story" Poster for the Fourth Annual Black History Month Book Club
 
2021-2022 Academic Year:

The President’s Reading List

 

Black Buck (Mateo Askaripour)

You Are Your Best Thing (Tarana Burke and Brené Brown)

The City We Became (N.K. Jemisin)

Just As I Am (Cicely Tyson)

Find Where the Wind Goes (Dr. Mae Jemison)

Conjure Women (Afia Atakora)

The Other Black Girl (Zakiya Dalila Harris)

The Energy Bus (Jon Gordon)

Collage of book covers for the President's Reading List Summaries for the eight books on the President's Reading List
 
Spring 2021:

3rd Annual Black History Month Book Club

 

The Nickel Boys

by Colson Whitehead

Book cover of "The Nickel Boys" Poster for the Third Annual Black History Month Book Club
 
Fall 2020:

School of Business and Technology/Parsley Energy Book Club

 

Let Them See You

by Porter Braswell

Book cover of "Let Them See You" Poster for the Parsley Energy Book Club for the School of Business and Technology.
 
2020-2021 Academic Year:

The President’s Book Club

 

More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say)

by Elaine Welteroth

Book cover of "More Than Enough" Poster for the President's Book Club
 
Spring 2020:

2nd Annual Black History Month Book Club

 

A Lesson Before Dying

by Ernest J. Gaines

and

Sula

by Toni Morrison

Book cover of "A Lesson Before Dying"   Book cover of "Sula" Poster for the Second Annual Black History Month Book Club
 
Fall 2019:

National Hispanic Heritage Month Book Club

 

Everyone Knows You Go Home

by Natalia Sylvester

Book cover of "Everyone Knows You Go Home". Poster for the National Hispanic Heritage Month Book Club
 
Spring 2019:

1st Annual Black History Month Book Club

 

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo”

by Zora Neale Hurston

Book cover of "Barracoon" Poster for the First Annual Black History Month Book Club

 

 

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