Discussion Series Hosted by CHPL, Mercantile Library Explores Women Shaping Change

Written by Keloni Parks, West End Branch Manager

This summer, the Mercantile Library, opens a new window and the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library dive into three books by or about women leading the fight for social justice and racial equity in the United States. The Women Shaping Change discussion series kicks off at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, with Anna Malaika’s new book The Three Mothers.

This series has grown out of several book discussion groups I led in 2020 with the Mercantile Library's Reading Advisor, Hillary Copsey. The original series focused on social issues like race and politics and was well-received, so we've decided to keep going.

Get Prepared for the Discussions

To prepare for the first discussion, check out this this list of books and videos curated by the Mercantile Library and CHPL to supplement the conversation, and don’t forget to register online to join the conversation.

Men We Reaped

Malcolm X: Murder In New York


The Fire Next Time

Hard Questions, Heart Answers

I Am Not your Negro

The Dead Are Arising

Register to Attend the Online Series

Register on the Library's website to receive the Zoom meeting information:

Register for the discussion : Tuesday, June 8: The Three Mothers by Anna Malaika Tubbs

Register for the discussion: Tuesday, Aug. 10: The Firebrand and The First Lady by Patricia Bell-Scott

Register for the discussion: Tuesday, Oct. 12: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson 

CHPL hosts book clubs in person and online to fit your reading preference and schedule. Visit our online calendar to discover one today!