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The Whole Picture: The Colonial Story of the Art in Our Museums & Why We Need to Talk about It  by: Alice Procter If you think art history has to…

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Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer From the publisher -  Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, a mother, and…

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Parable of the Sower (Novel and/or Graphic Novel) by Octavia Butler From the publisher -  When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s,…

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Book Discussion: Drinking from the River of Light

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

by Mark Nepo Discussion Leader: Gayl Walker From the publisher: Just as no one can live without inhaling and exhaling, no one can live without feeling and expressing. The life…

Book Discussion

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Two Trees Make a Forest: Travels Among Taiwan's Mountains & Coasts in Search of My Family's Past by Jessica J. Lee From the librarian: This read lauded as "genre-shattering" is…

Book Discussion: Things Fall Apart

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

By Chinua Achebe Discussion Leader: Mariam Konate From the publisher: Things Fall Apart is the first of three novels in Chinua Achebe's critically acclaimed African trilogy. It is a classic…

Book Discussion: The Best We Could Do

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

By Thi Bui Discussion Leader: TBA From the publisher: The Best We Could Do is a 2017 illustrated memoir written by Thi Bui. It chronicles Thi Bui's parents' life before…

Book Discussion: Concentric Circles

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

By Yang Lian Discussion Leader: TBA From the publisher: Before and since his enforced exile, Yang Lian has been one of the most innovative and influential poets in China. Widely…

Book Discussion: Surrealism – Inside the Magnetic Fields

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

From the publisher: One of the hallmarks of Surrealism is the encounter, often by chance, with a key person, place, or object through a trajectory no one could have predicted.…

Book Discussion: Clara and Mr. Tiffany

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts 314 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI

Book Discussion Leader: Shannon Karol, Director of Museum Education and Community Engagement From the publisher: It’s 1893, and at the Chicago World’s Fair, Louis Comfort Tiffany makes his debut with a…