This group has been in existence for around 30 years. Members cover different age ranges, making for very lively discussions. Some books have been selected from the AAUW Adelante! list. Others were suggested by members of the group. Popular selections over the past few years include The Kite Runner, The Round House, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Secret Life of Bees, Remarkable Creatures, People of the Book, and These is My Words.
2017-2018 Book Group Selections:
September: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
October: Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family by Amy Ellis Nutt
November: Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
January: The Ones I Bring With Me/Los Que Llevo Conmingo: Iowa’s Young Latinas on
Education, Identity and Success by Carol Spaulding-Kruse and Kelsey Lepperd
February: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
March: Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams by Margery M. Heffron
April: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
New Members are Always Welcome!
The purpose of this group is to support films made by female screen-
writers and/or directors, since women are statistically under-represented in creative positions in Hollywood. Monmouth Area AAUW members are proud to be supporters of WITASWAN, “an informal alliance of women who use their power as consumers to increase opportunities for women artists.” Films are watched in a member’s home the last Monday of the month from September through May. The film for each month is announced 2-3 weeks in advance of the viewing.