Freedom Reads Book Club

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Through our partnership with Reginald Dwayne Betts and Freedom Reads, we will be sponsoring monthly book clubs during the 2022-23 school year. Each month we will share free copies of a selected book through our lottery and will make available discussion questions and student reflection journals for teacher use. 

Our goal is to increase access to meaningful and engaging books for students, encourage reading and honest dialogue around contemporary fiction that delves into issues that young people in confinement face, and help schools expand their libraries.

Book Club Calendar

September - Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

October - Dig by A. S. King

November - Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

December - Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson

January - Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez

February- Rebound by Kwame Alexander

March- Everything Sad is Untrue by Daniel Nayeri

April - America We Call Your Name: Poems of Resilience by Sixteen Rivers Press

May - The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

Summer - Tristan Strong Punches a Hole Sky by Kwame Mbalia

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Clap When You Land

by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


With The Fire On High

by Elizabeth Acevedo

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All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds & Brandon Kiely