Boston Area Book Group: Family Stories, Family Secrets

Book Groups


Thursday November 3, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: In-person

Thursday December 8, 2022 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday February 9, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday March 2, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual

Thursday April 6, 2023 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: In-person


Brighton, MA & Virtual


15 PDPs


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

For all grades K-12

Book selections:

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo;

Guapa by Saleem Haddad;

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller;

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations by Mira Jacob;

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

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.  This winter we’ll also be joined by two authors – including Newbery award-winner Tae Keller – to talk about her book When You Trap A Tiger

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.


Contact Sara Clamage at

Registration is ongoing until the course is filled.


Registration is closed