When you've received a Traveling Book, please add a comment- you're welcome to write on the title page of the book, but also add comments here, and join the dialogue. The goal is to move beyond reading the book, but think about how you can move beyond conversation into action. How can I support you? How can this community of readers support one another?
This endeavor is starting in very late April (April 26 to be exact) with this website and the first two books shipped off to a friend, but it won't really get started until she has the chance to read the books and pass them on to the first friend of hers... So hopefully in May, I'll have there will be some posts, plus I'm also planning on sending out a few additional books soon as well.
Here's the basic way this works. I think- it's a work in progress, y'all. I've create a forum for each title I've sent out. The idea is to post in the forum- thoughts, ideas, questions, plans. At first, it may be slow going, because there will be fewer people with whom to interact, but I'm inviting anyone who has/read the book, not just those with a traveling book copy to join in the fun.
Join in the community to discuss the book, but more than discuss... consider action steps. What's next? What's your plan? How can you enact change in your sphere of influence? If you don't have ideas, the community is here to help. If you have tons of ideas, we're here to help you narrow down what's first!
I typically sign my emails and my student announcements "Yours in antiracism, handwashing, and mask-wearing (even after vaccination)" but I feel compelled to sign off in a different way....
Yours in book clubs with action steps,