The Books


We are excited to announce our 2017 list!  We will be updating this list with links to all meeting notes and click here to see the dates and sign up!

2017 Books:

  • Americanah, by Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie (facilitated by Tara Schwitzman, Harriet Millan, and Aura Townsend)
  • An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (facilitated by Edwin Mayorga and Ron Whyte)
  • Assata, An Autobiography by Assata Shakur & We Are an African People by Russell Rickford (facilitated by Nzinga Hill, Ismael Jimenez, Yaasiyn Muhammad, and Tyra Washington
  • Class War: The Privatization of Childhood, by Megan Erickson (facilitated by Diane Isser and Aly Goldstein)
  • Direct Action: Protest, Power and the Reinvention of American Radicalism by L.A. Kauffman; Hegemony How-To: A Road Map for Radicals by Jonathan Smucker; and No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age by Jane McAlevey (facilitated by Kelley Collings and Arielle Klagsbrun)
  • Discipline Over Punishment: Successes and Struggles with Restorative Justice in Schools by Trevor Gardner (facilitated by Kendra Brooks and Tamara Weiss)
  • The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin (facilitated by Fatim Byrd, Keziah Ridgeway, Chris Rogers, and Tasha Russell
  • The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward Baptist (faciltiated by Alycia Kohler and Sonia Rosen
  • Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (facilitated by Nancy Goldschmidt and Kathy Cohen)
  • Lost at School: Why Our Children With Behavior Problems are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them, by Dr. Ross Greene (facilitated by Delilah Washington and Beth Logue)
  • Raising Race Questions by Ali Michael & Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit (facilitated by Lily Cavanagh, Laura Hummer, Charlie McGeehan, and Rachel Grant
  • Transformative Teachers by Kira Baker Doyle (facilitated by Kira Baker-Doyle and Sam Reed)
  • Trauma Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Childrens' Lives (facilitated by Ericka Morris and Amy Leigh)
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead (facilitated by Kristin Luebbert, Peggy Savage, and Liz Walls-Asto)
  • Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal by Aviva Chomsky (facilitated by Rosemary Barbara, Maddie Luebbert, Blanca Pacheco, and Ludy Soderman)


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