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.






Below are some podcasts from previous years' lectures:

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