Social Studies Book Club

By Idlewild Books

By Idlewild Books

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

Jeffrey Lawrence and AndrΓ©s 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

Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged

Peter Furtado


Meeting 3: 10:30a.m. ET, Sunday, November 8, 2020 "In this book...twenty-eight different writers and scholars from around the world contribute, giving engaging, often passionate accounts of their own nation's history."

Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

Johny Pitts

$21.95 $20.19

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

$19.00 $17.48

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