Local and Easy Ways to Obtain the Current Book!
If you're looking to just borrow, the Stoughton Public Library always tries to keep a good supply of the current book. Click here to search their catalogue.​​​​​​​
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If you are looking to purchase in person, a couple of great local options are An Unlikely Story and Frugal Bookstore.
December 2020 Virtual Book Discussion
The SDIO and the Stoughton Public Library launched its first book club in December 2020 with “’All the Real Indians Died Off’ and 20 Other Myths About Native Americans,” written by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker. Participants discussed what personal/cultural experiences we brought to the reading of this book and how it taught and challenged our perspectives about Native Americans and Native American history.  Participants incorporated additional resources in the discussion, such as a poem by a Native author and a Youtube clip about the atrocities experienced by the Boston Harbor Native communities and the hope and resiliency that is present in those living on the land today.
February 2021 Virtual Book Discussion
In February 2021, the second book club met to share and read from our list of “Must Read” works around Black History Month. Participants shared a variety of fiction, non-fiction, and multimedia pieces. Included works were:

"Freedom Highway" by Rhiannon Giddens
Beloved by Toni Morrison

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Lonely Avenue by Alex Halberstat

The Warmth of the Other Suns (The Epic Story of America's Great Migration) by Isabella Wilkerson

Always Magic in the Air by Ken Emerson

African American Heritage in Massachusetts: Exploring the Legacy by Rosalyn Delores Elder 
Black Patriots: Heroes of the American Revolution - History-A&E Network Documentary
Story Corps - PBS

The three last works are highlighted in our SDIO Black History Month page—feel free to check them out! Our discussion of these works included acknowledgment of institutional and cultural racism and the impact on the African American community across history, as well as the joy and resiliency illustrated in our own experiences and reviewed works. 
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