WSM Reads

In 2020-2021, West Suburban Reads in conjunction with Out and About – Inside presented a discussion group around Jodi Picoult’s small great things.  Check out the various articles that were used in our discussion groups.

About Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult Biography
NPR Interview
CBS News Gayle King Interview

Detroit Free Press Article on Jodi Picoult’s inspiration:
Settlement Over Race-Based Request At Hospital Included Money
Nurse sues after hospital grants dad’s racial request

Discussion Questions & Resources:
Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Race
WSM Reads Discussion Questions for Small Great Things (pdf)
Social Justice Questions for Book Clubs (pdf)
Book Guide including Discussion Questions (pdf)
WSM Reads Additional Resources (pdf)
The State of Black Milwaukee in National Perspective: Racial Inequality in the Nation’s 50 Largest Metropolitan Areas
You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body Is a Confederate Monument by Caroline Randall Williams (NY Times)

White Privilege Racism Resources:

How much white privilege do you have? A checklist from 1988 is still relevant today (pdf)
White Privilege Check list from YMCA (pdf)
White Privilege Checklist (pdf)
Definition of systemic racism in sociology (pdf)
Guidelines for Being Strong White Allies (pdf)

White Supremacy Resources:
New York Times: The Southern Fight for White Supremacy (pdf)
Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture (pdf)
DHS to label white supremacists as the ‘most persistent and lethal threat’ to the US (pdf)
Other Web Resources (pdf)