Combat Racism Through Literacy with Read for Change Book Club

Racism is fueled by ignorance and hatred. At Charleston County Public Library, we are committed to combating racism through the pursuit of knowledge and empathy. As part of that commitment, CCPL created a new book club for teens to discuss titles focused on racial issues and social justice.

Read for Change: Teen Edition strives to explain and understand inequality through reading and discussion of Young Adult literature with social justice themes. Sign up today and join us on this journey of discovery and growth as we look to expand our knowledge to fight racism.

Sept. 16: "New Kid" by Jerry Craft
Oct. 21: "The Voting Booth" by Brandy Colbert
Nov. 18: TBD
Dec. 16: TBD


Register for Read for Change

The staff member hosting the program will confirm your registration one hour to 30 minutes prior to the start of the program. At this time you will receive an email containing the meeting link. You can find titles through our catalog online or by calling your local branch. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Darcy Coover at

CCPL is here for every single member of our community to use as a resource of enlightenment and education. Reading and knowledge provide insights that can lead to positive and productive conversations with friends, neighbors and colleagues who may have different viewpoints. We are often driven by our own life experiences, and so it’s important to seek knowledge that exposes us to diverse perspectives. It’s our mission to guide our community members on their journey of lifelong learning and we are here to provide judgement-free support that provides access through that exploration.

The Library will continue standing with all of our communities against injustice and racism and invites everyone to access our resources to build empathy, support understanding, and become informed citizens.