Book Club Title for March

'The Warmth of Other Suns'

Image of the cover of Isabel Wilkerson's prize-winning nonfiction book, The Warmth of Other SunsCalled the Great Migration by historians, the years 1915-1970 witnessed the largest movement of people in the history of the United States, greater than the Gold Rush of the 1850s or the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Fed up with their circumstances in a South that offered little chance at a decent life, black Americans migrated north and west to seek out a better life.

Focusing on the story of three migrants in The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson also incorporates interviews she conducted with hundreds of people, and information she gained from access to countless official records. The result is a masterful and engrossing study of this little acknowledged yet influential period in American history. The Warmth of Other Suns is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, and numerous other honors.

Join us Wednesday, March 13 in the meeting room at 7 p.m. for a lively discussion of this truly epic, wonderful read. For more information about the book club, please contact Ana Elisa de Campos Salles at anaelisa.decampossalles@dc.gov or call 202-671-3122.