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 2020-21 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 - Dread nation by Justina Ireland

October - Al American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

November - If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth

December - Long Division by Kiese Laymon

January - With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

February- The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz

March- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

April - Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe  by Benjamin Alire Saenz

May - Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

Summer - Internment by Samira Ahmed

2020-2021 School Year Titles

Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward

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Podcast Interview

coming soon!

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erica L. Sánchez

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Podcast Interview

coming soon!

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Podcast Interview

coming soon!

Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz and 

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Podcast Interview

coming soon!

Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

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Podcast Interview

coming soon!