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Telling Black Lives

DATES: Nov. 5, Dec. 10, 2015, Jan. 14, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, 2016

TIME: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

GRADES: K-12

PDPs: 10 PDPs

FEE: Partnership educators - no cost;
Non-partnership educators - $125

An explosion of new titles has led us to revisit African American literature for this year’s book group. Young adult and adult authors have narrated remarkable lives that illuminate multiple themes of African American experience in the United States. In telling these stories, they have reimagined and sometimes merged genres including memoir, biography, poetry, graphic literature, fiction, and non-fiction. Book selections will take us to key moments in the 20th and 21st centuries--the Great Migration (Twelve Tribes of Hattie), the Civil Rights Movement (March - Books I & II) and our own era of racial turbulence and resistance (How It Went Down) among others. Each session is co-facilitated by a specialist; the series typically features an author conversation. Book group is open to all Book Groupeducators who want to welcome new and diverse books into their lives and classrooms!

The complete book list includes:

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Nov. 5)

Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (Dec. 10)

March, Books 1 & 2 by John Lewis (Jan. 14)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (Feb. 10)

How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon (Mar. 10)

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