The Nikole Hannah-Jones Fan Club Book Club!
Integrated Schools is unapologetically and enthusiastically part of the Nikole Hannah-Jones Fan Club – and in March we’ll be doing this with gusto! Last year we discussed some of her best material for our first ever book club, and now want to revisit our love for her work as we eagerly await the arrival of her’ upcoming book, The Problem we all Live With. Even better, all of our discussion ‘homework’ is online; no books to fetch!
Whether you are new to thinking about school integration or have been at this awhile, this is bound to be a lively conversation.
Our Book Club Selections for March have been selected for their breadth and rich-discussion potential and we hope you find them as provocative as we do.
Listen: How the Systematic Segregation of Schools is Maintained by Individual Choices. Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones on Fresh Air with Terri Gross interview [January 16 2017] 45 mins
Read: Choosing a School for my Daughter in a Segregated City: How one school became a battleground over which children benefit from a separate and unequal system by Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine [June 9 2016]
Watch: WNYC Greenspace forum with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Rebecca Carol and Lucinda Rosenfeld [June 30 2016] 90 mins.
HOW Book Club WORKS:
- REGISTER by clicking on the time slot that works best for you… (We keep these conversation groups small to encourage meaningful discussion. We also try to offer a variety of times to accommodate lives and time zones. Please let us know if you’re interested in participating but cannot make one of these times work &/or if you need to cancel).
- Click the links. Listen, watch, and read.
- At your chosen time, log in through your computer or phone (it’s easy and free), and join the conversation online with parents from across the country.
- Invite your friends, share on social media!
To dig further into Nikole Hannah-Jones’ work…
- (Listen) The Problem We All Live With (A This American Life Podcast) Strongly recommended!!
- (Read) The Resegregation of Jefferson County Strongly recommended!! https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/magazine/the-resegregation-of-jefferson-county.html
- (Watch) Back to School: What is the Purpose of a Public Education? The Commonwealth Club, hosted interview by Kristina Rizga [August 24 2017] Strongly recommended!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAujK9n2h64
- (Listen) NHJ on Adam Ruins Everything Interview with Nikole Hannah-Jones [November 2017] Recommended, especially if you’re interested on the links between school and residential segregation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7c8vpt0Z8w or http://www.maximumfun.org/adam-ruins-everything/adam-ruins-everything-episode-36-nikole-hannah-jones-rippling-effects-redlinin
- (Read) Have we Lost Sight of the Promise of Public Schools? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/magazine/have-we-lost-sight-of-the-promise-of-public-schools.html
- (Read) Are Private Schools Immoral? https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/12/progressives-are-undermining-public-schools/548084/
- (Read) Gentrification Doesn’t Fix Inner-City Schools https://grist.org/cities/gentrification-doesnt-fix-inner-city-schools/
- (Read) How School Segregation Divides Ferguson- and the United States https://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/sunday-review/why-are-our-schools-still-segregated.html?_r=0
- (Read) Segregation Now- The Resegregation of America’s Schools https://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-the-resegregation-of-americas-schools#intro
- (Listen) Nikole Hannah-Jones on Race, Education, and Growing up in Waterloo http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nikole-hannah-jones-race-education-and-growing-waterloo#stream/0
- (Read) Schools are Segregated Because White People Want them that Way (A Vox interview with NHJ) [Oct 26 2017] https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/26/16533878/race-education-segregation-nikole-hannah-jones
- (Read) Confronting the Myths of Segregation [OCT 12, 2017]
- Nikole Hannah-Jones’ Website: http://nikolehannahjones.com/
If you’re interested in starting an in-person Integrated Schools Book Club in your community, drop us a line. And, as always, please email with any questions, suggestions or comments – we’d love to hear from you!