Family Stories, Family Secrets

Virtual Book Group

Book Groups

Dates

Tuesday December 5, 2023 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday January 9, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday February 27, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday March 26, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location

100% Virtual

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $150

For all grades K-12

Across generations, how do the stories told within families help to uphold identity, sustain culture, or heal wounds? How do the secrets of families get passed over time; what are the harms they can do, and what happens when those secrets are revealed? Join us on a journey through multicultural texts that feature intergenerational family ties sustained through stories or secrets. This book group, with a combination of online and virtual meetings, is open to any educator in grades K-12 (space permitting). Our sessions are informal and collaborative. Resources and supporting materials will be offered for each session.

Book Selections: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo; When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller; Guapa by Saleem Haddad; The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennet

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed

Reading As Resistance: Honoring Banned and Challenged Authors

Virtual Book Group

Book Groups

Dates

Tuesday December 5, 2023 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday January 9, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday February 27, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday March 26, 2024 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location

100% Virtual

PDPs/Credits

15 PDPs

Fee

Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $150

For all grades K-12

Our Boston-area book group this year pays honor to banned and challenged writers, U.S. and global—and to the librarians and educators who defend our freedom to read! In this series we will read brave and original works for young people and adults that illuminate our current situation.  Our discussions will ask, what makes a book threatening or controversial to a society or its institutions of power? What lights the fire of resistance in writers and their readers? With a combination of in-person and virtual meetings, this group is open to any educator in grades K-12 (space permitting). Our sessions are informal and collaborative. Resources and supporting materials will be offered for each session. 

Book Selections Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez; China Dream by Ma Jian; short fiction by Salman Rushdie; Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe, Not All Boys are Blue by George M. Johnson; and another TBD.

Registration Information

Partnership Educators:

Registration must be approved through your school district. Contact your school district’s Primary Source representative with your request.

Non-partnership Educators:

Register using the form below.

Questions?

Contact Sara Clamage at sara@primarysource.org.

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.

Registration

Registration is closed