Domus’ Summer Book Club 2024

Below are book options for our club. Please read through the descriptions, then take the poll (link at bottom) to tell us your top three picks.

Thanks for participating!

Any questions? Ask Julie.


The House at Sugar Beach, by Helene Cooper, 384 pages.

Black AF (“as fuck”) History: The Un-Whitewashed Story of America, by Michael Harriott, 480 pages.

Animal Farm, by George Orwell, 140 pages.

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Synder, 126 pages.

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, 305 pages.

E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX, by DMX & Smokey D Fontaine, 346 pages.

Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal, by Bettina Love, 352 pages.

Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma, by Dr. Mariel Buqué, 288 pages.

Bad Therapy, by Abagail Shrier, 320 pages.

Being Black in America’s Schools: A Student-Educator-Reformers Call for Change, by Brian Rashad Fuller, 256 pages. Note: this book is in pre-release and will be available July 23rd, so we would have 3 weeks to read it.

Written Off: How One Man’s Journey Through Poverty, Disability, and Delinquency is Transforming the Juvenile Justice System, by Hasan Davis JD, 198 pages.

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness, by Jonathan Haidt, 296 pages.

Equipping Quality Youth Development Professionals: Improving Child and Youth Program Experiences, by William B. Kearney, 184 pages.

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World, by Anand Giridharadas, 304 pages.

Poverty, By America, by Matthew Desmond, 304 pages.

The Body Keeps the Score, by Besser Van de Kolk, 464 pages.

What Happened to You?, by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce Perry, 304 pages.

Stamped, by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi, 260 pages

Jacob’s Ghetto, by Travis Peagler, 165 pages.

Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes, 213 pages.

The Struggle, by Johnny Frankline Junior, 195 pages.

Monday’s Not Coming, by Tiffany D. Jackson, 435 pages.

Last step:

Please take this one-question poll and tell us which three books you’re most excited to read.