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UChicago Library Diverse Books & Open Conversations

Diverse Books and Open Conversations Reading Group

The University of Chicago Library's Diverse Books & Open Conversations reading group brings together undergraduate students, graduate/professional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local community members to read the same book and engage in dialogue. We aim to foster engagement in critical conversations around diversity and inclusion, and strive to enhance the campus climate and build community through a shared experience.

Open to all, we collectively select a book to read and meet to discuss in the Autumn and Spring quarters. Meetings are held either virtually or in-person, depending on current public health guidelines and University policies.

Our next read is...

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison.

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • PARADE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace. 
In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. - From the publisher

Join the discussion

Please register to join the discussion of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison on TBA

Where to get the book

The Bluest Eye ebook from the University of Chicago Library

The Bluest Eye print book from the University of Chicago Library

The Bluest Eye print, ebook, and audiobook from the Chicago Public Library

The Bluest Eye from the Seminary Co-Op

The Bluest Eye from Unabridged Bookstore

Black-owned Bookstores by State

Latinx-owned Bookstores

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