Book Group Stories

Reflections, notes, and other musings from program staff.
Process Art with Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Students

Process Art with Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Students

by Abby Harris-Ridker On Wednesday May 23rd, I took 5 book group participants from Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Alternative High School to do process art with Literature for All of Us’ friend Cal Calvird at his studio, Create Space. As Cal explained to our students,...

Barnyard Banter at Simpson Academy

Barnyard Banter at Simpson Academy

by Erin Brown ​Literature for All of Us is delighted to continue its long-term partnership with Simpson Academy for Young Women, the only high school in Chicago specifically for pregnant and parenting teens. This year we are facilitating six groups at Simpson, and are...

Reading Tyrell by Coe Booth with Second Chance Students

Reading Tyrell by Coe Booth with Second Chance Students

During the last month of my book group at Second Chance Alternative High School, we started Tyrell by Coe Booth. We talked about sexual harassment, mentors, parental figures that are not our parents, receiving and offering earnest support when folks are struggling,...

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