Making Democracy Work

Book Groups

LWVS Community Book Groups

Twice a year -- fall and spring -- the League chooses a book that is interesting, timely, and thought-provoking as the subject of a community book discussion. Open to all and typically held at a member's home, these discussions are casual and collegial, honest and lively. Leave with new knowledge and insight, and maybe a few new friends! Please join us!

Fall Community Book Discussion

NEW DATE: Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 9:30am
Location: 50 Carthage Road, Scarsdale

This fall, we will discuss two books with contrasting perspectives on immigration. What accounts for the current influx of immigrants? What number of new immigrants can our economy support? What is our responsibility to those seeking a better life in the United States?

The new bookstore in Scarsdale Village, Bronx River Books, is offering League Book Group participants a 10% discount on both book selections.

Past LWVS Book Selections

Spring 2019 - How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley

Fall 2018 - One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Democracy by Carol Anderson

Spring 2018 - Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Fall 2017 - Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirschman

Fall 2016 - Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

Spring 2016 - Dark Money, The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer

Fall 2015 - The Prize: Who's In Charge of America's Schools by Dale Russakoff

Spring 2015 - The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs