September Book Club: The Power of One

Please join us for a casual refreshment and chat around the book: The Power of One: How You Can Help or Hurt African American Students, by Gail Thompson. Combining  research, narratives, and personal growth exercises, Thompson’s staff development resource helps educators address the mind-sets that can impede their progress with African American students. Educators and community members welcome! Participants should plan to acquire and read the book (or chapters they feel are most relevant to their own work) before the book club meets in September.

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  • Meredith

    Jim, I am not facilitating the book club, Alex is doing that, but I believe you would be welcome to join even if you haven't read the book this time. You might be able to find a copy at the library before the book club meets next month. In general, the discussion is based around the book, so it helps if you've read it, but of course we want to encourage you to join us so we can hear many different perspectives. Thanks for your interest.

    August 18, 2013

  • Jim

    Hello, my name is Jim. I am a retired teacher and was always interested in Social Justice. Does one have to have read the book to benefit from and possibly add to the discussions you will have. I grew up int E. St. Louis in the 50's and 60's and taught a couple of years in the St. L. public schools. (middle school and H.S.) I do have a lot of first hand experience and some insight in the topic Just have not read the book. Hope to hear back from you. Jim

    August 18, 2013

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