Book Group’s 2016 Schedule

color of waterMAY

Join us  in our Yuuth Room Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm to discuss James McBride’s book, The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother.  As a young boy, one of 12 brothers and sisters, growing up in Brooklyn’s Red Hook projects in the 1960’s, James asked his mother if he was black or white. She answered, “You’re a human being, educate yourself or you’ll be a nobody!”  In this very moving and well written narrative James tells his mother’s story and his own with honesty and humor.  It is an extraordinary story how a rabbi’s daughter, born in Poland and raised in the South, moved to Harlem, married a black man and put all 12 of her children through college. Brian McPherson will lead the discussion.  Questions: Contact Richard Bronakoski at




hacker, hoaxerJUNE

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy:  The Many Faces of Anonymous by Gabriella Coleman.  Contact Richard Bronakoski at for more information.






fun home


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel.  Contact Richard Bronakoski at for more information.







orphan master's sunAUGUST

Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson.  Contact Richard Bronakoski at for more information.







The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.  Contact Richard Bronakoski at for more information.






with or without godOCTOBER

With or Without God: Why the Way We Live Is More Important Than What We Believe by Gretta Vosper.  Contact Richard Bronakoski at  for more information.


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