This quarter’s reading list started in the midst of a pandemic and caught a wave of the movement for racial justice sweeping our communities and schools. Bookclique bloggers, responding in real time to events and outrages around them, used books to explore and reflect. Thank you for reading along with us & spreading the word about our weekly review.

Nic Stone, Dear Justyce

Jillian Christmas, The Gospel of Breaking

Robin DiAngelo, White Fragility

Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race?

Alex Michaelides, The Silent Patient

Ariel Lawhorn, Codename Helene

Rebecca Serle, In Five Years

Robert Caro, Working

Emily St. John Mandel, The Glass Hotel

Kate Elizabeth Russell, My Dark Vanessa

Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror

Margaret Mitchell (revisited), Gone With the Wind

Jessica Flaxman

Jessica Flaxman

Bookclique is created and curated by Jessica Flaxman, an educator and writer who lives outside of Boston with her husband and two daughters. She is author of the blog, What I Learned Today in School, co-creator and editor of Well-Schooled, the site for educator storytelling, and is an editor of Klingbrief. Jessica’s students, teachers, and friends are part of this project in support of book culture, readers and reading.