Books Sandwiched In
Due to the COVID pandemic, the 2020-2021 BSI Season (October - June,) will be available as online videos on our YouTube Channel. For a complete list of this series for 2020-2021, click here.
October 1, 2020 How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. An understanding of racism in society and in ourselves through the author's experiences. Reviewed by Dr. Shaun Nelms, Superintendent of East High School.
November 5, 2020 The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar. The parallel journeys of a female mapmaker and Syrian Refugee, 800 years apart. Reviewed by Charlsey Bickett, Executive Director, Mary's Place Refugee Outreach Center.
December 3, 2020 Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land. The uphill struggle to survive while living in poverty in America. Reviewed by Lisa Luxemberg, LMSW, URMC social worker for over 25 years.
January 7, 2021 Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. America has been shaped by a hidden caste system throughout its history. Reviewed by the Honorable Michael J. Miller, former family court judge and Brighto Town Councilman.
February 4, 2021 The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. A personal look at Prime Minister Winston Churchill as he inspires and leads Britain through the blitz. Reviewed by Jeffrey Koch, Professor and Chair ofPolitical Science and International Relations, SUNY Geneseo.
March 4, 2021 The Lost Man by Jane Harper The Lost Man is filled with murder and suspense in the Australian Outback. Reviewed by Judge Karen Morris, Brighton Town Court Judge and MCC professor.
April 1, 2021 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger. Reviewed by Andrea Koch, former member of the BML Board of Trustees and current Webster school librarian.
May 6, 2021 The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Reviewed by Kory Yerkes, BML's Media Librarian.
June 3, 2021 Blue Highways: A Journey Into America by William Least Heat-Moon. Reviewed by William "Bill" Forbes, Associate Professor of Geography at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Below are some podcasts from previous years' lectures: