The Treetops Book Club

Say no to the single story

Say no to the single story

The guiding theme for the Treetops Book Club is "Say No to the Single Story," based on the TED Talk "The Danger of the Single Story" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In her talk, she discusses the problem of reducing complex individuals and situations to a single narrative.

⁠Our goal for the Treetops Book Club is to dismiss narrow preconceptions we may hold about certain groups, cultures, and ideas, and to broaden our understanding by learning through specific stories from authentic, unique, multifaceted individuals. The book club selections and discussions will center around this theme, and through meaningful dialogue within our own community, we will restore humanity to those we may have stolen it from by oversimplifying them with a single story.

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Our book club is free and meets virtually. Anyone can join! By signing up for our book club, you are not committing to attend.
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Books we have read so far

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Note: Homegoing was an optional read as a prequel to Transcendent Kingdom and there are no discussion questions designated for that book.
By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
August 2020
There There
By Tommy Orange
September 2020
Girl In Translation
By Jean Kwok
October 2020
by Yaa Gyasi
January 2021
Transcendent Kingdom
By Yaa Gyasi
January 2021
The Book of Unknown Americans
By Cristina Henríquez
Februrary 2021
A Woman is No Man
By Etaf Rum
April 2021
All You Can Ever Know
By Nicole Chung
May 2021
Behold The Dreamers
By Imbolo Mbue
July 2021
A Place for Us
By Fatima Farheem Mirza
September 2021
The Vanishing Half
By Brit Bennett
October 2021
The Last Story of Mina Lee
By Nancy Jooyoun Kim
January 2022
By Frestha Tori Jan
March 2021
What They Meant for Evil
By Rebecca Deng
May 2021

For any questions regarding the book club please reach out to SaraJane Herrboldt at