Our faculty and administration choose a number of books, films, and articles each year on different topics of multiculturalism. The purpose of the book club is to educate our faculty and staff, enhance awareness of different perspectives, and engender conversation and dialogue. Click on the topics below for complete lists. 

List of 6 items.

  • Initial Years (prior to our theme-based years)

    White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim J. Wise
    Unraveling the "Model Minority" Stereotype: Listening to Asian American Youth by Stacey J. Lee
    2 Teenagers in 20: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth edited by Ann Heron
    Under Her Skin: How Girls Experience Race in America edited by Pooja Makhijani
    Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race by Beverly Tatum
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  • Gay and Lesbian Youth (or Children of Gay/Lesbian Parents) Experience

    Luna by Julie Ann Peters
    Always My Child by Kevin Jennings 
    It's Still Elementary, 2007. Film
    Both of My Moms' Names are Judy, 1995. Film
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  • Learning Differences

    Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine
    Understanding Girls with AD/HD by Kathleen G. Nadeau and Patricia O.Quinn
    Attention, Girls!: A Guide to Learn All about AD/HD by Patricia O. Quinn
    Misunderstood Minds, 2002. Film
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  • Multi-racial Experience

    Mixed: My Life in Black and White by Angela Nissel
    Nothing But the Truth (and a Few White Lies) by Justina Chen Headley
    What are You? Voices of Mixed-Race Young People edited by Pearl Fuyo Gaskins
    Does Anybody Else Look Like Me: A Parent's Guide to Raising Multiracial Children by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
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  • Socioeconomic Diversity

    Do I Dare Disturb the Universe?: From Projects to Prep School by Charlise Lyles
    The Price of Privilege by Madeline Levine
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  • Other Recommended Readings

    Jones, Stephen (2003,2008). "The Right Hand of Privilege".  The Global LeaderSHIFT ThoughtPapers.
    Marblo, Christopher (Fall 2007). "Why a diversity committee of the board is a must for all schools".  Independent School, 67, 66-70.
    Wehmiller, Abe and Withers, Andre (Fall 2007).  "Things that make you say, “Hmmm…”.  Independent School, 67, 72-79.
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