Social Studies Book Club

By Idlewild Books

By Idlewild Books

Read along with our book club focusing on non-fiction books at the intersections of culture, history, and travel!

Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land

Noé Álvarez

$26.00 $23.40

Meeting 1: 10:30a.m. ET, Sunday, July 12, 2020 "The incredible story of a young working-class man in agricultural Washington state who achieves a full-ride scholarship to a prestigious private school and gives it up to join indigenous runners on a trek [through North America]." -Buzzfeed

How to Travel Without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America

Jeffrey Lawrence and Andrés Neuman

$15.99 $14.71

Meeting 2: 10:30a.m. ET, Sunday, September 13, 2020 "Neuman's book offers an untraditional but valuable perspective on globalization and the character of nations." -Publishers Weekly

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

Johny Pitts

$21.95 $19.76

Meeting 4: 10:30a.m. ET, Sunday, January 10, 2021 "Announces the arrival of an impassioned author able to deftly navigate and illuminate a black world that for many would otherwise have remained unseen." -The Guardian

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Leslie T Chang

$18.00 $16.56

Meeting 5: 10:30a.m. ET, Sunday, March 7, 2021 "A keen-eyed look at contemporary Chinese life composed of equal parts of new global realties, timeless stories of human striving, and intelligent storytelling at its best." -San Francisco Chronicle

Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives

Sunil Khilnani


Meeting 6: 10:30a.m. ET, Sunday, May 2, 2021 "A whirlwind tour of roughly 2,500 years of Indian history in 50 fast-paced chapters." -NYT Book Review

If you're interested in joining up close or from afar, reach out to natasha at idlewildbooks dot com!