Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Church
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book Discussions

                                                                6:30 pm on Thursday, May 25th

Plan to join us in the lounge on May 25th to discuss The Underground Girls of Kabul, by Jenny Nordberg.

This prize winning, nonfiction book shows the strong cultural preference for sons in Afghanistan and the severe restrictions on females.  For various reasons, some young girls are temporarily raised and presented as boys.  They are able to move about freely as are the boys.  But at puberty, they must resume their limited lives as women, to marry and bear children.

 

                                                                 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 20th

In July we will discuss I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb.

Because young Malala spoke up against the Taliban in Pakistan, fighting for her right to an education, she was shot in the head at point-blank range.  Her miraculous recovery and continuing work for education have taken her to the United Nations and across the world.  She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and was the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.

                                                          September date to be announced.

We will consider Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project by Jack Mayer.  Sendler was a Catholic Polish social worker who, despite grave danger, organized a rescue network to hide 2500 Jewish children during the Holocaust. Her story was suppressed by communist Poland and was virtually unknown until sixty years later, when three Protestant teens in Kansas created a National History Project play about her life.  

 

Everyone is welcome to attend any book discussion at Prospect (and you don't even have to read the book or say anything if you'd rather just listen). We typically meet in the lounge at 6:30 PM on the third or fourth Thursday evening in selected months. Questions? Suggestions of good books to consider? 

Contact Nancy Varness at 309-274-8124 or hvarness@mchsi.com