ESLC Speakeasy

One way for fluent English speakers/readers to practice two-way mutual integration is through the ESLC Speakeasy (i.e., book club). The ESLC Speakeasy was designed to create a space to "speak easily" about complex topics. We read and discuss books surrounding the experiences of individuals who experience leaving their homes as immigrants and refugees, including the experiences of second generation individuals. 

 

Meetings are held virtually on the last Friday of each month at 11am, unless otherwise specified. Please reach out to info@eslcenter.org for more information on how to join.

Below you will find past and current books for the Speakeasy. Purchase links are included in the photo descriptions.  If you do decide to purchase past books and/or read along with the current ones, we ask that you purchase through Amazon Smile and select "English Skills Learning Center". Amazon will gift us proceeds from purchases made through Smile.
 

January 2023
January 2023
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December 2022
December 2022
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November 2022
November 2022
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October 2022
October 2022
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September 2022
September 2022
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August 2022
August 2022

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen by Jose Antonio Vargas

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July 2022
July 2022

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez

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June 2022
June 2022

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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May 2022
May 2022

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an America Life by Lauren Markham

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April 2022
April 2022

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

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March 2022
March 2022

Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American by Wajahat Ali

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February 2022
February 2022

A Cup of Water Under My Bed by Daisy Hernandez

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January 2022
January 2022

Call Me American by Adbi Nor Iftin

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December 2021
December 2021

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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November 2021
November 2021

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

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October 2021
October 2021

Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

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September 2021
September 2021

What We Carry by Maya Shanbhag Lang

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August 2021
August 2021

We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled by Wendy Pearlman

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July 2021
July 2021

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

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June 2021
June 2021

The Bad Muslim Discount by Syed M. Masood

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May 2021
May 2021

The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect on America edited by Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman

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April 2021
April 2021

This is What America Looks Like by Ilhan Omar

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March 2021
March 2021

So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

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February 2021
February 2021

The Devil's Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

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January 2021
January 2021

All They Will Call You by Tim Hernandez

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December 2020
December 2020

When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

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November 2020
November 2020

The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri

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October 2020
October 2020

Conditional Citizens by Laila Lalami

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September 2020
September 2020

Let Her Fly by Ziauddin Yousafzai

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August 2020
August 2020

Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif

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July 2020
July 2020

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

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June 2020
June 2020

Migrating to Prison by Cesar Cuauhtemoc Garcia Hernandez

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May 2020
May 2020

The Displaced Edited by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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April 2020
April 2020

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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March 2020
March 2020

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

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February 2020
February 2020

King Leopold's Ghost by Adam Hochschild

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January 2020
January 2020

The Middle of Everywhere by Mary Pipher

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December 2019
December 2019

A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

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November 2019
November 2019

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

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October 2019
October 2019

Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky

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September 2019
September 2019

How to Make White People Laugh by Negin Farsad

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August 2019
August 2019

Daughters of Juarez by Teresa Rodriguez

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June 2019
June 2019

What the What by Dave Eggers

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May 2019
May 2019

City of Thorns by Ben Rawlence

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April 2019
April 2019

Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

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March 2019
March 2019

Regarding the Pain of Others by Susan Sontag

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February 2019
February 2019

The Anatomy of Peace by The Arbinger Institute

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January 2019
January 2019

A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming

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