The Fulton County Library System in partnership with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation presents the One Book, One Read program.
One Book, One Read is a program many major cities across the country engage in. The aim is to get all of the people in an area reading, talking about, and engaging with the same book. The goal is to promote critical conversations, community building, and literacy all while having fun with your neighbors.
The book chosen to be the inaugural One Book, One Read title is Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Isabel Wilkerson. The book’s core resides in comparisons between the caste system in India, the American race system, and the rise of the Third Reich in Germany. It also examines the current state of race politics as well as its harrowing history. Caste was an Oprah’s Book Club pick, an Obama best book of the year, and on the long list for the National Book Award.
If you are a curious reader looking to engage in reading the book with your friends and community, join the One Book, One Read specific reading group at the Northwest Library at Scotts Crossing to read and discuss the book with your neighbors and friends. This book discussion group will be meeting once a month to discuss specific chapters during January, February, and March of 2022 to discuss Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.
The discussion will culminate with a March 27, 2022 lecture by the author, Isabel Wilkerson to be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History.
*Copies of the book are available in print and eBook format through your local Fulton County Library System branch library.
*Masks are required at all Fulton County Libraries and Social Distancing is encouraged. In order to maintain social distancing, seating will be limited.