CCC to kick off iRead Book Club with new selections Sept. 11
CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is kicking off its iRead Book Club this year with a new theme—“It’s a Man’s World”.

CCC to kick off iRead Book Club with new selections Sept. 11

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Thu Sep 3, 2015

CLARKSDALE – Coahoma Community College is kicking off its iRead Book Club this year with a new theme—“It’s a Man’s World”.

iRead, an acronym for Inspiring Reader Exploration Across the Delta, began in 2010 as CCC’s required Quality Enhancement Plan. A component of that plan was the introduction of a book club on CCC’s campus.

The club, which caters to CCC students, faculty, staff and community members, explores four novels each semester. Last year, it successfully grew it’s membership to more than 60 members.

“We plan to continue building on last year’s success,” said CCC English Instructor David Jones. “We’re really looking forward to a great year. We have a group of exciting books that I’m sure the book club members will enjoy.”

According to Jones, this year’s selections will include two fiction and two non-fiction works that will all feature male protagonists confronting different conflicts in life.

The club will kick off with its first meeting of the 2015-2016 school year Friday, Sept. 11. Students, faculty and staff are invited to come to the third floor of the Dickerson Library at noon to dissect Ta-Neishi Coates’ “Between the World and Me”, written as a letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the United States. The meeting will be moderated by recent CCC graduate Leslie Eckford.

“This is the first time we’ve used one of our former students to the moderate the event,” said Jones. “She’s very excited, and she’s a very avid reader, so we’re confident she’ll do well.”

The next meeting will be hosted in November and will feature the classic “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. CCC English Instructor Glynda Duncan will moderate that meeting.

To join CCC’s Book Club today, or to inquire about how to obtain a copy of the featured selection, stop by Jones’ office located on the second floor of Whiteside Hall in Room 206 to pick up and application.

For questions or more information contact Jones at (662) 621-4277 or dljones@coahomacc.edu.