Literature helps us explore ourselves and the world around us by sharing stories, raising questions, and presenting multiple perspectives. In this special literature book club series, Facing History offers teachers the opportunity to dive into four current pieces of young adult literature that can be taught in high school classrooms. Join us for one session or the whole series. Each session will be held in a different location in the general downtown area of Los Angeles and includes a copy of the literature, a copy of related non-fiction resources from Facing History (as available in print), and a light dinner.Individual registration is $30 per session (workshop fee waivers do not apply to this special event series).
Register for this special series here. Consider signing up for our book club membership when registering. It includes a copy of each of the books given at the workshop prior so that it can be read in advance if desired, and all four workshops. ($100 registration).
November 28, 2017, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, paired with Facing History and Ourselves’ Facing Ferguson resource, to be held at the LA Chamber of Commerce.
January 16, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.: Night by Elie Wiesel, paired with Facing History and Ourselves’ Night Study Guide, to be held at the LA Museum of the Holocaust. Note: this session is a little longer since all participants will be invited to join a guided tour of the museum before we start the book discussion.
March 6, 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, paired with Facing History and Ourselves’ Stolen Lives resource, to be held at GetLit.
April 10, 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Like Water on Stone, with author Dana Walrath, paired with Facing History and Ourselves’ Armenian Genocide resource, location being finalized.