If you’ve been meaning to read more, and more widely, during the pandemic, you’re in luck: We’re teaming up with Elementz and the teen librarians at the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library to launch a new book club for Democracy & Me students and educators, WVXU staff and listeners, and any other community members who wish to discover some exciting, diverse authors with us.
The Freedom Friends Book Club—multicultural, intergenerational, transformational—will launch in January with a virtual discussion of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. We’ll have an ongoing dialogue about the book on our Freedom Friends Discord channel, and we’ll host a live chat via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) – – RSVP today!
Click here for an NPR interview with the authors of Stamped.
Click here for many more interviews, discussion questions and more from the publisher.
Here are all our upcoming titles for 2021, with virtual meeting dates and other details to come:
- January: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
- February: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- March: The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton
- April: The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo
- May: A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
- June: Pet, by Akwaeke Emezi
- July: Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
- August: Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance, edited by Bethany C. Morrow
- September: Want, by Cindy Pon
- October: Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens, edited by Marieke Nijkamp
- November: The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, by Gord Hill
- December: Freedom Friends’ Pick TBD
- Got a recommendation for us? Comment below!
Feeling generous? Use this Wish List link to donate a book to our Freedom Friends Free Library, and we’ll get it into the hands of a student reader.