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Atkins Library Campus-Wide Book Club Discussion

Atkins Book Club

The Atkins Library Book Club is partnering with the Common Read Experience for its fall 2022 book club discussion.

Scott Ellsworth, the author of this year's common reading text The Ground Breaking, will speak to the UNC Charlotte community on Thursday, October 13 in Student Union 340.  The event begins at 7 p.m.  For more information contact Carla Eastis at

Ellsworth teaches in the Department of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan.  The Ground Breaking: An American City and Its Search for Justice is his second book about the Tulsa race massacre of 1921 and its aftermath.

The Common Reading Experience at UNC Charlotte provides a shared academic experience to assist first-year students in their transition to the university. The program offers opportunity for self-reflection, critical thinking, student interaction, and understanding of diverse perspectives.

The Atkins Library book club focuses on diversity and cultural topics to spark conversations around equity and inclusion as well as an awareness of human differences embedded in our society and culture. Originally part of the Atkins Library Self-Selected Group Development, this book club is open to all faculty, staff, and students, an initiative recommended by the Provost.