The 2022 Season has come to a close and if there is one thing we wanted to instill in the teens it is this –
The Love of Reading.
We talked about the book banning happening across the country and the motives behind it.
We centered issues of identity and belonging in everything we read.
We challenged each other to think broadly and ask questions through the author’s text.
Books we read and engaged were
The 1619 Project:A New Origin Story – edited by Nikole Hannah Jones – the creative pieces
Read Until You Understand:The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature by Farah Jasmine Griffin
Caucasia by Danny Senna
Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins Valdez
ain’t burned all the bright by Jason Reynolds and Jason Griffin
Off the Record by Camryn Garrett
The Poetry of Black America: Anthology of the 20th Century edited by Arnold Adoff
We are exploring texts for the 2023 season. What should be on our list for June and July 2023?