This week, we’re offering space for parents and caregivers to openly discuss how to talk to kids about race, the pandemic, and other tough topics. If you would like to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can send you the Zoom link and password. You may also email any discussion questions you’d like to submit to the group.
For a curated list of materials that touch on issues of race, civil rights, and culture, see these materials in the library’s catalog.
(If you have ideas about materials we should add to the library’s collection, please let us know!)
Next week we will start talking about our next book, The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough.
Westbank Libraries’ Parenting and Education Conversations touches upon topics in parenting and education, with a focus on the psychology that informs our approach to raising and teaching children in grades K-12. Participants engage in lively discussions on the topic, and we encourage educators and parents to attend to offer multiple perspectives and voices.
Book club titles for 2020:
- Jan 30: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King
- Feb 27: A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter by William Deresiewicz
- Mar 26: Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice by Nathan Maynard
- April: Raising a Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age by Julianna Miner
- May through June 4th: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
- Starting June 18th: The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us by Paul Tough
- July: Education and the Significance of Life by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.
Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.