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Community Book Conversation

March 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join the Bixby Library and ANWSD for a community book study of “So You Want to Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo. 

This book discussion will take place in four parts on Twitter using the hashtag #CommunityChat.  If you are new to using Twitter or to a Twitter Chat, you might want to check out this helpful guide created by Violet Nichols of the Addison Northwest School District: 

Twitter Chat: A How-To Guide

How do I participate in a Twitter chat?

Create a Twitter Account. Log onto your Twitter account and go to the host’s Twitter page. The host will pose questions that start with “Q1,” “Q2,” and so on, followed by the hashtag #ANWSDCommunityChat (in this case). Participants will Tweet replies that include the same hashtag and begin with “A1,” “A2,” etc., to correspond with the questions asked.

Twitter Beginner?

If you want to keep it simple, enter the hashtag #ANWSDCommunityChat into your Twitter search, and follow the conversation from there.

Twitter Proficient

Do you know how to follow a hashtag already and want a different way to engage?

Try these tools to organize and speed up your chats. Tweetdeck is my favorite way to engage in Twitter chats. It gives users the option to only see the hashtags they specify, making chatting using a hashtag much simpler.

Tips for a Successful Twitter Chat:

  • Let your followers know that you’ll be joining a Twitter chat, and share a “high Tweet volume warning”
  • Use the chat hashtag in every Tweet you send
  • Reply directly for direct conversations
  • Participate! Can’t stay the whole time? Join for the time you have available
  • If responding to someone specifically use their handle so that it is clear who you are responding to
  • Add “.” before @ if you want your tweet to show up in all feeds

Reading and Discussion Schedule:                 

February 11 7-8 p.m.

Introduction, Chapters 1- 3

February 25  7-8 p.m.

Chapters 4-7

March 11, 7-8 p.m.

Chapters 8-12

March 25, 7-8 p.m.

Chapters 13-16


To obtain a physical copy of the book, please visit https://forms.gle/RWvXqt8oYZq7mc3u5

To obtain an e-audio book, please use your Bixby Library card on the hoopla app. More information about how to use hoopla can be found here: https://bixbylibrary.org/accessing-hoopla/



In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America


Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy — from police brutality to the mass incarceration of Black Americans — has put a media spotlight on racism in our society. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about. How do you tell your roommate her jokes are racist? Why did your sister-in-law take umbrage when you asked to touch her hair — and how do you make it right? How do you explain white privilege to your white, privileged friend?


In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.


March 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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