Our Unfiltered summer book club focuses on a new book each year. Through the book club, students will engage in topics that are relevant to them, explore themes of power, justice, and resilience, and participate in meaningful discussion and reflection to broaden their understanding and perspective.
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (2019)
The semi-structured curriculum below is ready to be customized by teachers. We have broken the book down by chapter and built lessons around two chapters at a time, in addition to a launch day and separate days for both the book introduction and epilogue. Teachers can choose to space out the lessons and discussions however best meets their students' needs.
Our teacher guide offers suggestions for facilitating and making your book club successful, outlines the lessons contained in the slideshow, and contains links to all resources. Includes links to three extension activities (TED talk, podcast, and final writing prompt).
A guided analysis and reflection journal by chapter for students to complete as they read the book.