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BOOK CLUB

The Little Black Box® invites you to participate in our monthly Citizen Society book club. Every month, we will be introducing a new book that promotes conversation around important topics such as how to foster positive change in your community and being a better ally, in line with our mission to inspire the power of community and encourage public discourse around meaningful issues. We will be hosting Q&A sessions on our Citizen Society Twitter and Instagram discussing the featured books - stay tuned for details and share your thoughts using the hashtag #readtogether!

august

BOOK OF THE MONTH

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In honor of Kobe's birthday on August 23rd, we have chosen THE MAMBA MENTALITY: HOW I PLAYED by KOBE BRYANT.

Kobe shares his personal perspective on his life and career on the basketball court including his exceptional style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar.

 

In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach to the game, and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries, and how he ultimately defined what it truly means to be great. Readers will be fascinated by the granular detail with which Kobe breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career, teaching lessons that can be applied far beyond just the game of basketball.

 

Save 20% when you order our Book of the Month from our website! Use the code READTOGETHER to receive your discount and a free Citizen Society bookmark. 

july

BOOK OF THE MONTH

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When Kristin Meekhof lost her husband to cancer, she discovered what all widows learn: the moment you experience the death of a spouse, you must make crucial decisions that will impact the rest of your life. But where do you begin when your world is suddenly turned upside down?

 

This inspiring book on widowhood shows grieving widows what to expect in those difficult first five years, and how to deal with the challenges of expectantly losing a life partner, including finances, estates, and medical bills, single parenthood, being a widow in the workplace, and navigating social situations by yourself.

With Meekhof's firsthand experience and gentle understanding, this healing after loss book goes beyond shining a comforting candle in the darkness of loss. It encourages those left behind to tackle the tumultuous and painful first five years and move to a more hopeful future.

"I'm proud of Kristin Meekhof, who has written this inspiring and insightful book to help guide widows through their grief. This book is by an Architect of Change, for all of us who must deal with grief." ― Maria Shriver

 

Save 20% when you order our Book of the Month from our website! Use the code READTOGETHER to receive your discount and a free Citizen Society bookmark. 

june

BOOK OF THE MONTH

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Author, activist, founder of Together Rising, and host of the We Can Do Hard Things podcast Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Untamed, a Reese’s Book Club selection, which has sold over two million copies. She is also the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Love Warrior, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, and Carry On, Warrior. An activist and “patron saint of female empowerment” (People), Glennon hosts the We Can Do Hard Things podcast. She is the founder and president of Together Rising, an all-women-led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy—raising over $30 million for women, families, and children in crisis. Glennon lives in Florida with her wife and three children.


“This memoir is so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today, what it means to be ‘good,’ and what women will do in order to be loved. I swear I highlighted something in EVERY chapter.”

— Reese Witherspoon

 

Save 20% when you order our Book of the Month from our website! Use the code READTOGETHER to receive your discount and a free Citizen Society bookmark. 

may

BOOK OF THE MONTH

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Have you ever wondered "Why did I do that?" or "Why can't I just control my behavior?" Others may judge our reactions and think, "What's wrong with that person?" When questioning our emotions, it's easy to place the blame on ourselves; holding ourselves and those around us to an impossible standard. It's time we started asking a different question.

Through deeply personal conversations, Oprah Winfrey and renowned brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry offer a groundbreaking and profound shift from asking “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” 

Here, Winfrey shares stories from her own past, understanding through experience the vulnerability that comes from facing trauma and adversity at a young age. In conversation throughout the book, she and Dr. Perry focus on understanding people, behavior, and ourselves. It’s a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma, and it’s one that allows us to understand our pasts in order to clear a path to our future―opening the door to resilience and healing in a proven, powerful way.

 

Save 20% when you order our Book of the Month from our website! Use the code READTOGETHER to receive your discount and a free Citizen Society bookmark. 

april

BOOK OF THE MONTH

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In honor of Spring, we have chosen LADIES LOVE YOURSELF FIRST, THAT'S HAPPINESS.

Are you ready to come along on a transformational self-healing journey and start living the life of your dreams?


Through lessons learned from Cadori's colorful real life experiences as a twice-divorced wife, registered nurse of over 20 years, and mother of five who experienced the loss of her eldest child, this book takes women on a transformational self-healing journey.


Discover the simple steps to positively redirecting your thoughts, redesigning your life and achieving true happiness so that you can fulfill the life of your dreams!

Save 20% when you order our Book of the Month from our website! Use the code READTOGETHER to receive your discount and a free Citizen Society bookmark. 

february

BOOK OF THE MONTH

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Introducing our first Citizen Society Book of the Month: Sonia Sotomayor's: JUST HELP: How to Build a Better World. 

 

A fun and meaningful story about making the world--and your community--better one action at a time, that asks the question: Who will you help today? In a story inspired by her own family's desire to help others, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor takes young readers on a journey through a neighborhood where kids and adults, activists and bus drivers, friends and strangers all help one another to build a better world for themselves and their community.

With art by award-winning illustrator Angela Dominguez, this book shows how we can all help make the world a better place each and every day.

Save 20% when you order our Book of the Month from our website! Use the code READTOGETHER to receive your discount and a free Citizen Society bookmark.