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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Civil Rights Book Club Third Anniversary

Feature Story by Milica Koscica - 11/20/2008

For the last three years, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund has shared with you the best books representing the diversity of the contemporary social justice landscape on topics like voting rights, immigration reform, economic inequality, women's rights, and educational equity.

You don't need to "join" this book club – just visit the Civil Rights Book Club page on our website each month to check out our latest recommendations, or subscribe to our weekly email newsletter, This Week in Civil Rights, to be the first to hear about each month's featured books.

You can also visit the Civil Rights Book Club page for a full list of titles we've showcased in the past three years, from classics like Richard Wright's "Native Son" and Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" to recently-published novels and nonfiction like John Elder Robison's "Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's" and James H. Carr's "Segregation: The Rising Costs for America."

And remember, there is no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by giving - and with the Civil Rights Book Club, you can make your gift count twice!

When you shop on Amazon.com through the links or search box on our Civil Rights Book Club page, the Leadership Conference will receive a donation worth up to 10 percent of your purchase – at no extra cost to you! Get your holiday shopping done early - and tell your family, friends, and neighbors about this easy way to support civil rights during the holidays and throughout the year.

We're always looking for ideas for great books we can feature in the Civil Rights Book Club, so please let us know about your favorite books about civil rights or social justice issues by emailing us at bookclub@civilrights.org.

Most Popular Civil Rights Book Club Selections of 2008

  1. The Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison (January)
  2. Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin (March)
  3. Dear Mr. President, by Dwight Young (April)
  4. Caucasia, by Danzy Senna (February)
  5. Stir It Up, by Rinku Sen (August)

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