UUA 2019-20 Common Read: Books and Discussion Dates

UUA 2019-20 Common Read books have arrived at UUFA and will be on sale in the Gathering Hall on Sunday mornings (before and after the worship service).

Click here to reserve your spot at one or both of the UUA 2019-20 Common Read Discussions:

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the home of Vivian Sellers (124 Magnolia Blossom Way)

Sunday, March 22, noon to 1 p.m., in the Eskildsen Room at UUFA (Bring your Fourth  Sunday lunch and join in!).

Information about the two UUA 2019-20 Common Read books is below:

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2015) and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Beacon Press, 2019) are the new 2019-20 Common Read.

In 2015, Beacon Press published an extraordinary book by Indigenous scholar and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz that challenged readers to learn US history through a narrative that centers the story, the experiences, and the perspectives of Indigenous peoples. In 2019, Beacon Press published an adaptation for young people by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese. Upending myths and misinformation that have been promulgated by leaders and media, it asks readers to reconsider the origin story of the United States taught to every US school child.