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Freedom Reads Book Club

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Through our partnership with Reginald Dwayne Betts and Freedom Reads, we sponsor a monthly book club during the school year. Each month we share free copies of a selected book through our lottery and make available discussion questions and student reflection journals for teacher use (linked below). 

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

2023-24 Book Club Calendar

September - We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

October - Squire by Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas

November - Apple Skin to the Core by Erick Gansworth

December - Scenes From My Life by Michael K Williams

January - Freewater by Amina Luqman-Dawson

February - This is My America by Kim Johnson

March - The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen by Isaac Blum

April - Me (Moth) by Amber McBride

May - They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Summer - When You Trap A Tiger by Tae Keller

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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia


Everything Sad is Untrue

by Daniel Nayeri

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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

Comprehension Guide

With The Fire On High

by Elizabeth Acevedo

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All American Boys

by Jason Reynolds & Brandon Kiely

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