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.

CONTACTS: Marni Dillard & Dina De Luca (Faculty-Led)l; Nancy Saccone & Rachel Wilkins (Parenting)

2019-20 Program Flyer


Faculty-Led Book Club

“Admissions Scandal"
Find in Apple Podcast 
Season 1 (Episodes 1-6) by Andrew Jenks, Society and Culture Podcaster
Discussion Leader: Nanette Tarbouni, Director of College Counseling
Thur., Sept. 19, 3:30-4:45 p.m. (optional Q&A to follow)
Conf. Room #3

Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
    Discussion Leader: Jennifer Jones, Wellness and Counseling Chair
Wed., Nov. 6, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (optional Q&A to follow)
Conf. Room #3

Soul of an Octopus: a Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness
    by Sy Montgomery
    Discussion Leader: Linda Mercer, Library Chair
    Thur., Feb. 20, Noon (optional Q&A to follow)
    Classroom 1, Library (STAR Building)

His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
   Discussion Leader: Jamie Wagner, Teacher of Social Studies and World Civilizations
 Wed., Apr. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. (optional Q&A to follow)
Conf. Room #3


Parenting Book Club

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Discussion Leader: Jennifer Jones, Wellness and Counseling Chair
Fridays: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15,  Jan. 24, Feb. 28, Apr. 17
8:30-10 a.m., Conf. Room  #2

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