For St. Luke’s Students: Taking inspiration from Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi’s middle-school appropriate books, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning (8th-9th graders) and Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You, adapted for young readers by Sonja Cherry-Paul (6th-7th graders), students in this program will be invited to reflect on questions that matter to every young person: Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it?
Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. From the book, “Knowing history can help us move toward a better, more honest future. Words matter. Stories matter. Lies matter. They can influence the way we think, what we believe, and how we act.”
Led by St. Luke’s Middle School Librarian, Jean Myles, we will read and discuss topics in an accessible way. Students will meet for engaging sessions of honest conversation, with opportunities for students to read and journal at their own pace. Students will receive their own copy of the book to use and keep, as well as a special journal for the experience.
Please contact Hunter Martin with questions regarding the workshop.
Instructor: Jean Myles
Session I: Stamped for Kids Book Club
August 16-20, 2021
9:00am-11:00am Grades: 6th-7th
Session II: Stamped Book Club
August 16-20, 2021
11:30am-2:30pm* Grades: 8th-9th
COST: $400 Space is limited. *Lunch is included for Session II and this class does not conflict with preseason athletics for 9th graders.
St. Luke’s School is a secular private school in New Canaan, CT for grades 5 through 12 serving 25 towns in Connecticut and New York. Our exceptional academics and diverse co-educational community foster students’ intellectual and ethical development and prepare them for top colleges. St. Luke’s Center for Leadership builds the commitment to serve and the confidence to lead.