They sold like hotcakes — all 40 copies of Waking Up White, the FRS’s 2018 Common Read book, were snapped up in eight days. But it’s not too late to join in our Common Read. If your local bookstores don’t have copies in stock, they often can often get you one in a couple of days. Or you can order online. Kindle versions ($8.69) save you money and are available immediately. Audible.com versions are also available immediately, and work well for people who spend lots of time in their cars.
The Racial Justice Task Force has scheduled two chances to join discussions of the book, at 7pm Wednesday, February 21, and after church on Sunday, February 25. By all reports this is quite a book. On Amazon.com there are 337 customer reviews that average 4.5 of 5 stars. Many UU congregations have preceded us in adopting Waking Up White as a common read and have reported powerful experiences.