Every other month, in multiple locations throughout the Chicago area, we will meet to discuss fiction and non-fiction works that relate to AJWS’s mission to promote human rights and end to poverty in the developing world. Each book will inspire a rich discussion about current events and global justice issues and provide a vivid backdrop for understanding the work AJWS does in that country.
Book #1: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Katherine Boo
In this brilliant, breathtaking book, Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo tells the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a slum settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels in Mumbai, India. With intelligence and humor, Behind the Beautiful Forevers offers deep insight into what connects people in an era of tumultuous change and a growing chasm between rich and poor. The book carries the reader headlong into one of the 21st century’s hidden worlds—and into the hearts of families impossible to forget. New York Times Bestseller and Winner of The National Book Award.
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