Book Clubs and Courses

President Barack Obama hugs Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. after his introduction during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches, at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., March 7, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Looking to join a March book club or take a U-M class that includes March in its syllabus? Please email to have your class or book club added to the list below.

March Book Clubs–all are welcome to join!

  • Department of AfroAmerican and African Studies: Contact Beth James,
  • Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice: Contact Jane Pacheco,
  • Ann Arbor District Library Summer Badge Program: This library has ordered 100 copies of March trilogy, and students can earn badges for reading it. Please contact Anne Drozd ( for more information.
  •  Ypsilanti District Library Summer Badge Program: This library has ordered 300 copies of the March trilogy, and students can earn badges for reading it. The library is also hosting a keynote event watch party at Washtenaw Community College’s Towsley Auditorium on September 21. Contact Julianne Smith ( for details.
  • English Language Institute: This book club is open to international students only. Contact Angelo Pitillo,
  • Kessler Presidential Scholars Program: Contact Gail Gibson, 
  • Office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL): Contact Becca Pickus,

U-M Courses Assigning March

  • “Graphic Narrative” Penny Stamps School of Art and Design, Prof. Phoebe Gloeckner
  • German Comics and Graphic Novels, Germanic Languages and Literature, Mary Gell
  • Law and Society, Sociology, Prof. Sandy Levitsky
  • The Politics and Culture of the Sixties, American Culture, Prof. Stephen Berrey
  • “What is an American?”, American Culture, Prof. Gregory Dowd
  • “Organizations and Inequality: Race, Class, and Gender in Education”, Sociology, Elizabeth Armstrong
  • “Literature and Social Change: What Difference Can a Story Make?” English Language and Literature, Alisse Portnoy
  • “Theories and Practices for Community Action and Social Change,” School of Social Work, Alice Mishkin
  • “African American History, 1865-Present,” History, Jason Young
  • “Teaching of Social Studies in the Elementary School,” School of Education, Stacey Brockman
  • “Latina/o Theatre for Social Change,” School of Music, Theater, and Dance, Prof. Ashley Lucas
  • “Literacy and Social Justice,” Comprehensive Studies Program, Kelly Allen
  • “The Politics of Public Policy,” Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Ann Lin

Washtenaw County Schools Assigning March

  • Ypsilanti Community Schools (assigning March to all of their 11th and 12th grade students)
  • Selected Courses at Wayne-Westland Community Schools
  • Selected Courses at Ann Arbor Public Schools