Book Clubs

Book Clubs provide informal discussions led by parents, teachers and staff on a variety of books including parenting issues, diversity, values, and works of literature. Family Network also offers a collection of books, tapes, and videos on a wide range of parenting topics. These are available in the Family Network section of the school library.

2018-2019 JBS Parents' Book Club Sponsored by the Family Network

Faculty-Led Book Club

Parenting Book Club

Co-Chairs: Marni Dillard & Dina De Luca Chair: Nancy Saccone & Rachel Wilkins


Faculty-Led Book Club Meetings
*All meetings are held 3:30-4:30 pm
in Commons, Conf Rm 3

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Led by Nanette Tarbouni
iGen. Why Today’s Super-Connected
Kids are Growing Less Rebellious,
More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely
Unprepared for Adulthood

by Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Led by Sally Kilbride and Katie Bava
Everything, Everything
by Nicola Yoon

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Led by Mark Nicholas
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel
by Louise Murphy

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Led by Jamie Wagner
The Botany of Desire
by Michael Pollan


Parenting Book Club Meetings
*All meetings are held 8:30-10 am
in Commons, Conf Rm 2

Led by Prue Gershman

Uncommon Sense for Parents
with Teenagers, Third Edition
by Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Friday, September 21, 2018 - Chapter 1
Friday, October 19, 2018 - Chapters 2 & 3
Friday, November 30, 2018 - Chapters 4 & 5
Friday, January 25, 2019 - Chapters 6 & 7
Friday, March 8, 2019 - Chapters 8 & 9
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Chapters 10 & 11



 Also, check out some fun book web sites:

Awful Library Books
BookForum
Paper Cuts (the New York Times' blog about books)
The Book Beast
The Elegant Variation
The New York Times Sunday Book Review
The New Yorker Magazines Book Club
The Second Pass
The Wall Street Journal Book Review