Between the Lines: A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club

Brave Conversations About Books That Matter

Between the Lines is a book club hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion that picks literature that will spark engaging, insightful and necessary conversations surrounding social justice.

Participants will have the option to pick any of the group meeting dates. Meetings will be held via zoom. The first meeting will be introductions and introducing the book. 

Fall 2021

“How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez

The family arrives in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try to find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America.

  • GROUP 1: Wednesdays - October 6 & 27 and November 17 (Spanish speaking based group) • 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Register (Spanish)
  • GROUP 2: Thursdays - October 7 & 28 and November 18 • Noon - 1 p.m. | Register (English)
  • GROUP 3: Saturdays - October 9 & 30 and November 20 • 9 - 10 a.m. | Register (English)

Students who register by Friday, September 24, 2021 will receive a free book (while supplies last.) Books will be available for students to pick up from the campus library that they select in the registration form. Students will receive an email with information on how to pick up their book and instructions on how to meet with their group.

Please check back for Spring 2022 book club information.

Questions? Please contact Lindsey Kosman at or Trina Muscarella at