Stephen F. Austin State University

OMA Book Club

OMA Book Club

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to announce the formation of the OMA Book Club. This book club is open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community who wish have discussions on books that embrace cultural diversity that we may not normally come across in our day to day lives. We will meet biweekly on Mondays at 4:00 p.m.

Copies of the books will be provided for the first five students who sign up. If you are a student who would like a copy of the book, please fill out the form below. Remaining participants must purchase their own.

If you wish to attend please feel free to stop by. The dates are provided below. We will go through one book a semester. If you have any questions please e-mail us at

OMA Book of the Month- The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil's name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Upcoming Meeting Times- Every other Monday at 4 p.m.

All meetings will take place in the Resource Library inside the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Listed below are all the dates for our meetings this semester along with the chapters. These chapters will need to be read before our meetings in order to engage in conversations concerning the book.

February 26

March 19

March 26

April 9

April 23

Upcoming Books