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Mujerx Book Club with Palabras Bilingual Bookstore

Date(s): Saturday, March 6, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Phoenix MST
Book Club
Genre and Form(s): American Indian, Community, Fiction, Indigenous, Novels, Social Justice
Cost: Free

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

About this Event

Join Palabras Bilingual Bookstore for a special edition of the Mujerx Book Club featuring The Round House by Louise Erdrich on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Phoenix MST on Zoom!

Feel free to discuss anything you find interesting about the book: literary style, sentences you fell in love with, something you related to, cultural concepts, what you loved about the book, what you didn’t agree with, what you totally agreed with, what you didn’t understand, anything.

The Mujerx Book Club is a monthly book club at Palabras Bookstore centering womxn of color, a marginalized group within the literary canon. If you are not a woman of color, please participate in the discussion, but also be mindful of being an active listener when women of color are speaking in the group. Everyone is welcome to join and participate. This event is presented in partnership with Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, will not be live-streamed or recorded, and is open to the public and free.

Ready to start reading? Borrow a copy of The Round House in print, digital, or audio formats through the Phoenix Public Library or enter the book giveaway at

You can also find additional library and community resources on The Round House through the ASU Library Guide at

Looking for more events? Learn all about The Round House with Joe Buenker on February 28, listen to Native storytellers respond to The Round House on March 5, or view the full schedule for the NEA Big Read today at

About the Book

Riveting and suspenseful, Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is a page-turning masterpiece of literary fiction—at once a powerful coming-of-age story, a mystery, and a tender, moving novel of family, history, and culture. Set on the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota during the late 1980s, The Round House tells the story of a boy on the cusp of manhood who seeks justice and understanding in the wake of a terrible crime that forever transforms his family. Learn more about The Round House and find ways to get your copy of the book today at

About the Author

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Palabras is Arizona's only bilingual bookstore with a carefully curated selection of titles in Spanish and English that hosts a variety of community events and workshops focused on cultural representation and diversity.

About the NEA Big Read: Phoenix

This event is presented as part of the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU, and over 40 authors, performers, and community organizations. Find events, meet our partners, and start reading today at

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