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

I am not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.

But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga's role.

Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.

But it's not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend Lorena, and her first love, first everything boyfriend Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister's story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?

Upcoming Meeting Times- Every other Monday at 2 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.

September 17

October 1

October 15

October 29

November 12

Upcoming Books