PAA Book Club
For some time, PAA has been having our own discussions about poverty, race and educational opportunity. We’ve gathered a lot of very important facts and research, created some useful materials, and shared them in webinars and workshops.
We’d like more people to join us in this important conversation, and we thought that an online book club would be a good way to do that.
Much of the information we’ve been collecting has come from Dr. P. L. Thomas, a professor at Fordham University whose work was first brought to our attention by PAA Board member Nate Harris in a workshop Nate presented at our 2013 annual meeting. Dr. Thomas is a well-respected, prolific blogger and author on topics of schools and social justice.
Since then, Dr. Thomas has become a mentor to PAA, helping us define the impact of poverty, race and cultural bias on students’ education opportunity.
Diane Ravitch calls P. L. Thomas “the conscience of American education. He is our North Star.”
So, of course, the first book we’ve selected for our book club is Dr. Thomas’ newest book, “Beware the Roadbuilders: Literature as Resistance.” Dr. Thomas will be joining us for this session.
We’re going to use Eventbrite for book club registration and the Zoom meeting program for the book club itself.
Once you register for this session via Eventbrite, we will send you the log-in information for the Zoom meeting.
You will need to download the free Zoom program at zoom.us.
Buy the book!
You can try your local library for a free copy or you can just buy the book. All Garn Press ebooks are 50% off this month, and that includes “Roadbuilders,” which is going for $4.95 on Kindle. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get a free app from Amazon to read a Kindle book on your phone or tablet.