Our Current Read
Welcome to Between the Lines, Shoreline’s book club. Each year a new book is selected
for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses
of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique
backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and
Individuals who participate in the Community Read weekly discussion, whether online or face-to-face, are encouraged to share their personal, experiences and epiphanies. Everyone is welcomed because everyone has something valuable to contribute. Get to know college faculty, staff and students across the campus and build community through the shared experience of reading.
2015 Community Read: Coming of Age in Mississippi
Not only is our college celebrating its 50th anniversary, but also our nation celebrates the 50 year anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the Voting Rights Act (1965). To commemorate these two very significant events in African American and the nation’s history, members of the campus community are invited to read Coming of Age in Mississippi by Ann Moody.
Come hang out, get connected, register for the Read and pick up your free** copy of the book at the kick-off event of the Community Read this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 12:30-1:30 in the PUB Quiet Dining Room. Shoreline's President Roberts will open with a warm welcome followed by an opportunity for you to sign up for the weekly discussion sessions (which start Wed. Jan. 28) and the Canvas online discussion (for those unable to attend the weekly conversations); find out about the certificates of participation available for students and revisit the days when you had to pay a Poll Tax and take a Literacy Test to be able to register to vote.
There will be faculty and staff available to talk about the Community Read experience and to answer questions about the book. Come join us as we explore the days of the Civil Rights Movement captured in Moody’s memoir, and make connections to today’s events.
**Free copies of Coming of Age in Mississippi are available only for students and classified staff who register to participate in the Community Read.