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MAP Reads is Going State-wide!

June 2024

Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law was a MAP Reads pick in 2020, and he was a keynote speaker at the Planning Michigan conference in 2020. 

Members have asked that we include his newest book, Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under the Color of Law, coauthored with his daughter Leah Rothstein, as a MAP Reads title, and we heard you, and we are taking it statewide.

“The Color of Law brilliantly demonstrated the brutal decisions that separated us. Just Action answers the question, “What can we now do to change?” While federal policies are mired in polarization, this very hopeful new book raises a myriad of ethical choices and suggests concrete policy decisions that can transform our lives, our country, and our sense of community.”

— Jim Wallis, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Faith and Justice


 September 2024

Author Elizabeth Currid-Halkett’s The Overlooked Americans:  the Resilience of our Rural Towns and What it Means for Our Country is on the MAP Reads docket for September 2024.  She is the James Irvine Chair in Urban and Regional Planning and a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California.  She holds the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the Library of Congress, and her research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, and New Yorker.

We are thrilled to announce that she is a Keynote Speaker at the Annual Planning Michigan Conference in Grand Rapids from September 25 to 27, 2024.  Bring your book and get it signed.  We will have books for sale and for signing at the conference.


Start a Book Group in Your Community

MAP is inviting you to start a book group in your community/area.  Willing to take the lead, but aren’t sure where to begin? Form your own municipal or regional group, and MAP will help you promote.  Contact MAP to learn more.  

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