I am en route to read 100 books this year. Somehow I am not a member of any book club so I've decided to start my own.
I would love for you to join me once a month so we can virtually get together to discuss books about social mobility, feminism and influencing positive social change.
September's book is Alexandra Wilson's 'In Black and White: A Young Barrister's Story of Race and Class in a Broken Justice System'
'Alexandra Wilson was a teenager when her dear family friend Ayo was stabbed on his way home from football. Ayo's death changed Alexandra. She felt compelled to enter the legal profession in search of answers.
As a junior criminal and family law barrister, Alexandra finds herself navigating a world and a set of rules designed by a privileged few. A world in which fellow barristers sigh with relief when a racist judge retires: 'I've got a black kid today and he would have had no hope'.
In her debut book, In Black and White, Alexandra re-creates the tense courtroom scenes, the heart-breaking meetings with teenage clients, and the moments of frustration and triumph that make up a young barrister's life.'
You can purchase Wilson's book here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/in-black-and-white/alexandra-wilson/9781913068288
You can also order a kindle version or an audio book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-White-Barristers-Broken-Justice/dp/1913068285
If you are unemployed and can't afford to buy a book, please email me as I have a small budget to buy a number of copies for people who wish to join.
We will meet over Zoom on the 16th September at 6 pm for about 45 minutes.
It would be AMAZING to have you there!
To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eating and drinking during our discussion is very much encouraged!