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2023 Summer Book Club

2023 Summer Book Club


 In the past two years, efforts to ban books in schools and libraries have ramped up to a considered level, especially focused on literature written by or about people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community. So this year we are choosing two books from the banned books list that keep growing throughout the U.S.  –  Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez and Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler.

All Stevens students, staff, and faculty are invited to join the 4th annual summer book club hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Samuel C. Williams Library taking place on Zoom this July-August. 



Tentative Schedule: Wednesday/Thursdays 1-2 PM on Zoom

  • Out of Darkness (Part 1): Thursday, July 13
  • Out of Darkness (Part 2): Thursday, July 20
  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Part 1): Wednesday, Aug 9
  • Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation (Part 2): Wednesday, August 16 

Book club participants can sign-up to receive a free hard copy of one or both texts (pick-up on campus only), or a link to view them online. Register by June 22nd. 

For more questions or information please email, Liliana Delman ( or Romel Espinel (