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Undocumented Students: Resources & Research: Book Clubs

Join a Fall Book Club!

Join a campus Book Club at Skyline College Library!

What: We'll read modern fiction with a theme related to migration or life as an immigrant or undocumented person. We'll enjoy great discussion as an informal group. A copy of the book will be provided. No homework beyond reading is required.

When: Drop by the Library any time during the Week of October 14 to vote for the book you'd like to read. See the book display next to the Library Check Out desk! 

When: We'll meet at the Library about every two or three weeks for one hour through the end of the semester (dates to be scheduled). Snacks and drinks will provided.

Who can join? Book Club is open to undocumented and immigrant students and their allies (students, faculty and staff). Discussions will be facilitated by Pamela Ortiz Cerda and Jessica Silver-Sharp & hosted by Skyline College Library.

Questions? Contact Jessica Silver-Sharp <silversharpj@smccd.edu> or stop by the Reference Desk

Join a Book Club! Fall 2019

Spring 2019 Book Selection: The Sun is also a Star

U.S.A. Student Club, faculty, and staff gravitate to new campus Book Club

For those who love great books and salty snacks, a first ever Book Club collaboration between Skyline College’s U.S.A. undocumented students club, the Dream Center, and Skyline Library proved a perfect ending to a long semester. While the initial idea was for a student book club based on bestselling author Nicola Yoon’s The Sun is also a Star, a romantic novel whose protagonist is undocumented, the idea quickly attracted Skyline faculty and staff. With U.S.A. and the Library providing free copies of the book, the group gathered in the Library to discuss the book during two meetings in April and May. For a quick hour, all titles were scrapped as members gathered as equals to explore and critique themes, characters and plot. After the semester concludes, U.S.A. will sponsor a group trip to the movies to enjoy the just released film of the same title.

Would you like to join or know more about U.S.A.? Join a Fall 2019 book club on a similar theme? Contact Dream Center Coordinator Pamela Ortiz Cerda <ortizcerdap@smccd.edu> or Jessica Silver-Sharp <silversharpj@smccd.edu>.