Last year the George School community participated in a GS Reads program by reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This year, the community will once again participate in the program, but participants will have the opportunity to select one of three books. Every Day (a novel), Men Explain Things to Me (a collection of essays), and The Immortal Henrietta Lacks (non-fiction science writing about the history of Lacks’ cancer cells).
Members of the George School community—students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends—are encouraged to participate in GS Reads by selecting and reading one of the three books, engaging with other readers on social media, exploring related material, and attending on-campus events this fall.
The concept of GS Reads, is to promote the value of reading and encourage community conversation. In the fall, book discussions will take place in small groups of community members.
The GS Reads committee decided to offer three different types of literature this year in order to appeal to different interests and reading styles (fiction, essay, and science writing). Community members are encouraged to read more than one of the book selections.