HIVE Books

Meeting monthly, our book club welcomes all with selections and conversations that challenge and inspire. We tend to focus on books about race, politics, glimpses into experiences unlike our own. You know, the easy stuff!  We invite you to join us (even if you don’t read the book!).


Monday, July 22, 2019

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Acapulco Mexican Restaurant (430 Greensprings Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35209)

From June to September, the Jefferson County Memorial Project is leading city-wide book discussions around five books.

H.I.V.E. has chosen to read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Please join us in reading this book this summer and we look forward to discussing over margaritas.

Other great selections for the Jefferson County Memorial Project Book Club this summer include:


  • “dark // thing” by Ashley M. Jones
  • “Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights” by Doug Jones
  • “Give a Sh*t: Do Good. Live Better. Save the Planet” by Ashlee Piper
    “Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger” by Rebecca Traister
  • “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” by Debby Irving
  • “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
  • “Lean In” Sheryl Sandberg
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood
  • “Magic City Gospel” by Ashley M. Jones
  • “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine
  • “You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain” by Phoebe Robinson
  • “What I Told My Daughter” by Nina Tassler
  • “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas
  • “Hope in the Dark” by Rebecca Solnit