The Orange County Human Relations Commission will sponsor two Community Book Reads this month, one for adults and one for youth.
The HRC has chosen "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Isabel Wilkerson as this year's choice for the Community Book Read: Check availability of the book at the Orange County Public Library or purchase a copy on Amazon and join the discussion on Jan. 30.
Wilkerson is the Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns. "Caste" examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.
It was named the No. 1 Nonfiction Book of the Year by Time and one of the top 10 books of the year by People.
The HRC has chosen "The Black Panther Party, a graphic novel history" for the Youth Community Book Read, by David F. Walker, who is an award-winning comic book writer, filmmaker, journalist, and educator.
After reading either book, join the HRC for a free webinar on Jan. 30 to discuss the selections.