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 December for the next Integrated Schools Book Club discussion!

We will be reading An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar, adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese.

To read more background about why we chose this book, head over to our blog.

About the book (from the publisher’s website):

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People“Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.

Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.

The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.”


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

Tuesday December 1, 2020 5pm PT / 8pm ET

Thursday, December 3, 2020 9am PT / 12pm ET

Saturday, December 5, 2020 9am PT / 12pm ET

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 8pm PT / 11pm ET

We are thrilled to announce a partnership with IndieBound – a community of local, independent bookstores.  If you use our affiliate link to buy the book or any other books, 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!