Coker Library to Host Free Book Discussions

For more information contact Christian Stryker 843.383.8068

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Coker College library will be sponsoring book discussions throughout the 2010-11 academic year. The first discussion will take place on Thursday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the Charles and Joan S. Coker Library-Information Technology Center.

Dr. Jeanne Cook, Coker College Professor of Social Work, will lead the discussion of The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

According to Publishers Weekly, “What perfect timing for this optimistic, uplifting debut novel ... set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver. Eugenia Skeeter Phelan is just home from college in 1962, and, anxious to become a writer, is advised to hone her chops by writing about what disturbs you. The budding social activist begins to collect the stories of the black women on whom the country club sets relies and mistrusts enlisting the help of Aibileen, a maid who's raised 17 children, and Aibileen's best friend Minny, who's found herself unemployed more than a few times after mouthing off to her white employers. The book Skeeter puts together based on their stories is scathing and shocking, bringing pride and hope to the black community, while giving Skeeter the courage to break down her personal boundaries and pursue her dreams.” (February 2009).

All book discussions are free and open to the public.

For more information on the Coker Library 2010-11 book discussions call 383-8125 or visit cokerlibrary.blogspot.com.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

 
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