Reading List

The Gathering Team has selected the following books you might want to read before coming to this year’s symposium. All were written by Gathering speakers. Happy reading!  These books are not required reading, but reading them will enhance your enjoyment of speakers’ presentations.


White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America,
by Nancy Isenberg

Deaf Republic: Poems,
by Ilya Kaminsky



A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival
by Melissa Fleming




Dave at Night,
by Gail Carson Levine






Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy
by Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon