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UNI's Center for Multicultural Education to host 2011-2012 book club

September 1, 2011

Kailee Becker, grad assistant, Center for Multicultural Education, 319-273-2250,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The Center for Multicultural Education (CME) will host a book club for the fifth year at the University of Northern Iowa, with participants reading and discussing texts that deal with various cultural expressions, and history, customs and perspectives of African-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans.

The series, open to students, faculty, staff and the community begins Thursday, Sept. 15, with "Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream," by Antonia Felix.

Other books and dates include: "Black in Latin America," by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., on Oct. 20; "Make a Beautiful Way: The Wisdom of Native American Women," by Barbara Alice Mann (ed.), on Nov. 17; "Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the making of a National Leader," by Troy Jackson, on Jan. 19; "The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage," by Ellis Cose, on Feb. 16; "Ingratitude: The Debt-Bound Daughter in Asian American Literature," by erin Khuȇ Ninh, on March 22; and "Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a, and Asian American Fictions," by A. Robert Lee, on April 19.

Books are available for checkout at the CME. Meetings will be held at the CME located in the Maucker Union from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the designated Thursdays.

For additional information, visit or contact Kailee Becker at or 319-273-2250.