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Book Club Kit: Caste

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I listened to this book on audible so that I could re-listen to certain parts. Having this guide is extremely helpful to use to really grasp all the information learned.
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I reviewed the Book Club Kit for Caste.  This book club kit only included one element - discussion questions.  The discussion questions are thought-provoking and illustrate the key points of the book.  

I would have liked to see some other element in this book club kit like an interview with the other or activities for the book club kit.
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Book Club Kit: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Publisher: Penguin Random House Library Resources
Genre: History | Politics
Release Date: February 11, 2021

I have not yet read Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. 
This book club kit is the perfect companion to the book. It asks thought provoking questions that let you take a deeper dive into the book. 
I think this will definitely enhance the reader's experience with reading Caste!

I'm so grateful to Isabel Wilkerson, Penguin Random House Library Resources, and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review.
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I made a big mistake by reading the book club kit instead of the book itself. I had just signed up to Net Galley and was too excited with the various books available that I forgot that I should have been more careful before clicking away on a particular title. 
I would like to take this positively as I am able to at least see the questions that might appear to me when reading the actual book. There were altogether twenty-five questions and all of them prods the reader to think further on what they have read. 
Sometimes I tend to skimp through some parts of a book and questions in the kit would be a reminder of those sections that I might have missed. I may feel they are not important but there must a reason why an author puts them in the book. A continuous thread of the author’s thoughts helps the reader to understand better what the book is trying to convey. 
As someone who tends to skip now and then, I have not far to the author. The kit helps me to retrace my steps.
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Nice set of questions! We used them for my local book club! I liked how they covered the breadth of the the novel and sparked conversation!
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@Thanks NetGalley for this guide to this great book. It was a wonderful experience. 
I give 5 stars to this guide
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No frills or fruity drink recipes, just detailed, incisive, interesting discussion questions.  This will spark some good book groups!
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This book really gets to the core of our political and cultural reckoning and us written weak, I've heard a lot about this book and it lived up to the hype. Definitely a book of our times
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This Penguin Random House Book Club Kit is such a great idea. However, this one contains only discussion questions. Those are very well selected and poignant; however, it's not enough for me to make a book club kit.
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Amazing inspiring and thought provoking questions that are PERFECT for any book club meeting. Highly highly recommend.   I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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Such a great guide whether for personal or group reading to help process what you learned from Caste! I loved Caste and this helped me dive even further deeper into the text.
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The book club kit for Caste by Isabel Wilderson includes 25 excellent discussion questions.  A perfect guide to lead any book club into a deep discussion the book.
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This was a fantastic guide to help facilitate a group discussion for a book chat group. I would be interested in using this for a future book club setting as well. Thank you for the thought provoking questions to dig into this material. I would be interested in more of these.
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This was a fantastic guide to help facilitate a group discussion for a book chat group. I would be interested in using this for a future book club setting as well. Thank you for the thought provoking questions to dig into this material.
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This kit only includes discussion questions, but there are many and some are very in depth. This might be a good starting point for book clubs, but would probably be a better guide for professors/teachers to use.
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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson was one of the two best nonfiction books I read in 2020. (The other being No My Name by Chanel Miller.) In fact, I gifted it to several people over the holidays. 

This brief two-page Discussion Guide contains 25 questions. Many of them seem more suited to a university classroom setting than a book club, but that is apropos given the subject of the book. A book club wouldn't (and shouldn't!) select a title like this unless they're prepared to have tough conversations. 

Sample questions:
#5 - Caste and race are not the same thing. What is the difference between the two? How do casteism and racism support each other?
#7 - Who does the caste system benefit? Who does it harm? 
#22 - How does the caste system take people who would otherwise be allies and turn them against one another? 
#25 - What are some of the steps that society, and each of us, can take toward dismantling the caste system?

Very thought provoking! All-in-all, these are very serious questions about a very serious book on a very serious topic.
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Thank you to NetGalley and publisher for the book club kit. Will have to read the book then follow up with the kit.
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