Book Club

About Book Club

The Integrated Schools Book Club is a way for people from across the country to come together and discuss books, articles, videos, and podcasts pertaining to school integration. While the conversations are geared for parents, everyone is welcome.

We meet via video-conference and keep the sessions small so that everyone has a chance to talk — this is not a webinar!  There is no cost to attend — you need only internet access at the time of the meeting (and if you don’t have access to a computer with a camera, no worries).

 How Book Club Works

  • Register using the links on this page (you’ll be emailed a confirmation with simple instructions for how to log in to the video conference)
  • Invite your friends! Post on your social media!
  • Get ahold of the book/ readings/ podcast/ videos
  • Read/ Listen/ View (do your homework)
  • Join the video-conference discussion at the scheduled time and talk!

Join us in July for the next Integrated Schools Book Club discussion!

We are reading The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGee. It’s getting lots of well-earned attention and we are thrilled to read it together!

About the book:

The Sum of Us book cover“Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy–and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out?”

Register to join in the discussion by clicking the date/time that works for you:

Tuesday, July 6th 5pm PT / 8pm ET

Thursday, July 8th 9am PT / 12pm ET

Saturday, July 10th 9am PT / 12pm ET

Tuesday, July 13th 8pm PT / 11pm ET

Please check out our new affiliate page on Bookshop.org. You can buy this book club pick and also see some of our past book club picks. If you go through our affiliate page to buy this or any other book, not only will you be supporting a local, independent book store, but a portion of the proceeds will also come back to Integrated Schools.

Check out our previous Book Clubs to see what else we’ve been reading!