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.

2017-2018 JBS Parents' Book Club Sponsored by the Family Network
Family Network Books and Book Clubs 2017-2018

Faculty-Led Book Club

Parenting Book Club

Co-Chairs: Marni Dillard & Margaret Duncan Co-Chairs: Cheryl Bartnett & Nancy Saccone

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

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Led by Sally Kilbride & Katie Bava
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Led by Anita Hagerman
Into the Wild
by J. Krakauer

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Led by Jim Lowe
Nightmare Alley
by W.L. Gresham

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Led by Jamie Wagner
Empire of Illusion:
The End of Literacy and
the Triumph of Spectacle

by C. Hedges

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

Friday, October 6, 2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Friday, January 26, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018
Friday, April 13, 2018

Led by Prue Gershman

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls
Through the Seven Transitions
into Adulthood

by L. Damour

Raising Cain: Protecting the
Emotional Life of Boys
by D. Kindlon & M. Thompson

 Also, check out some fun book web sites:

Awful Library Books
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