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— 2021 HDESD We Read—Just Us: An American Conversation — | The Dot
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Just Us: An American Conversation

About The Book

Just Us is a collection of essays, poems, and images that help us stay in a room together to have tough conversations about race, white privilege, and guilt.
Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history.
(from Amazon description)

2021 HDESD We Read

High Desert ESD is proud to continue our annual, organization-wide book club. For this 2021 We Read, we have chosen Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine . We will be ordering soon; and will be delivering your book to your primary building location.

About We Read

Through the We Read program, we aim to provide an opportunity for HDESD staff to read, learn, and reflect together. By choosing books that connect with our organization’s goals in equity we are building shared language and understanding through dialogue about our communities and the nature of our work to help children succeed. This shared learning can take various forms and formats; we’ve created a few to get the conversation started. We encourage you to participate and help us build our We Read culture at the HDESD.

Here’s what you need to know for now:

    • You can order a copy of the book using the form below.
    • We have paper and digital format available, at no cost to you.
    • You can also join our private Facebook group: click here to join!
    • The We Read is an opportunity that is entirely optional. You are not required to read or participate in a group.

Join us on Zoom for a Virtual Conversation

Join us for an informal conversation at one or more of our virtual meetups. Finishing the book is not required for attending!

October 18, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00pm – Register here

November 17, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00pm – Register here

Suggested Reading Schedule

What If
3
October
Liminal Spaces
13
Evolution
57
November
Lemonade
71
Outstretched
85
Daughter
91
December
Notes on the State of Whiteness
107
Tiki Torches
119
Study on White Male Privilege 
135
January
Tall
143
Social Contract
147
Violent
159
Sound and Fury
177
February
Big Little Lies
183
Ethical Loneliness
199
Liminal Space ii
217
March
Jose Mari
231
Boys Will be Boys
255
April
Whitening
307
May
Liminal Space iii
317

 

Order Your Copy


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