Pageturners Book Club

Welcome to the Pageturners Book Club! It is open to all students, faculty, staff, administrators and community friends. Pageturners Book Club is supported by a grant from the Schoolcraft College Foundation. The books are available for purchase at the Schoolcraft College Bookstores. Discussion sessions are facilitated by Schoolcraft students.

All Pageturners events are free and open to the public. Please come and join us!


September

Rabbit Hole
by David Lindsay-Abaire

With Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay- Abaire has crafted a story of loss, heartbreak and forgiveness— told through daily moments and emotional hurdles—as a family moves on after the accidental death of their only child. Rabbit Hole received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, five Tony nominations, and the Spirit of America Award.

  • Book Discussion: Monday, September 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., LA 140
  • Movie: Rabbit Hole: Monday, September 23,  6:15-8:00 p.m. , LA 200

October

“Master Harold”…and the Boys
by Athol Fugard

Set in apartheid South Africa in 1950, “Master Harold”…and the Boys is a universal coming-of-age drama that explores the relationship between a young white boy and two African servants. Originally produced in 1982, it is now an acknowledged classic of the stage, whose themes of injustice, racism, friendship, and reconciliation traverse borders and time.

  • Panel Discussion: Thursday, October 24, 1:30-3:00 p.m., LA 200
  • Book Discussion: Tuesday, October 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., LA 130
  • Movie: “Master Harold”...and the Boys: Tuesday, October 29, 3:15-4:45 p.m., LA 200

November

SEPARATE: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation
by Steve Luxenberg

Plessy v. Ferguson was a landmark 1896 U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. Steve Luxenberg draws from letters, diaries, and archival collections to tell the story of Plessy v. Ferguson through the eyes of the people caught up in the case.

  • Meet the Author: Conversation and Book Signing with Steve Luxenberg: Wednesday, November 6, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., VT 550
  • This event is funded in part by the Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities.

December

I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir
by Malaka Gharib

I Was Their American Dream is at once a coming-of-age story and a reminder of the thousands of immigrants who come to America in search for a better life for themselves and their children. The daughter of parents with unfulfilled dreams themselves, Malaka navigated her childhood chasing her parents’ ideals, adapting to white culture to fit in, and trying to be an all-American kid.

  • Focus Series/Pageturners: Guest Speaker Presentation: Thursday, November 14, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., F530
  • Book Discussion: Tuesday, November 19, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., LA130