Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

New Suns Book Club

Books are powerful tools to help us dismantle, re-imagine, and recreate the world that is possible and necessary, one not defined by white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism, but defined by our connection to each other and the place we inhabit.

That is the intention of this book club, to be a piece of that collective effort through featuring and discussing imaginative fiction to create our wildest dreams, as well as nonfiction that unpacks the issues which our communities must address to move towards a liberated world. 

We switch between fiction and non-fiction. We read one book each month and meet at noon at Palabras on the last Saturday of each month to discuss it.


May's book club book is a fiction title. We had to do it since it's currently the year that this classic masterpiece takes place.. This month we are reading Octavia Butler's Parable Of The Sower:

When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyper-empathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith . . . and a startling vision of human destiny. 

Event address: 
906 W Roosevelt st.
Unit 2
Phoenix, AZ 85007