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Book Club: This is How it Always Is 3/28 - 4/11/24


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Book Club: This is How it Always Is - Brandie Oliver 

Mar. 28th, Apr. 4th, & Apr. 11th - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET, In person

All sessions included

Writer Laurie Frankel's book, This Is How It Always Is, is a novel about a family with five boys in which the youngest feels he's something entirely different — a girl. It’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again; parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts; children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.

Participants will come together to talk about the book. Specifically, we will discuss topics and/or themes within this book that are important to society. By sharing our thinking, perspectives, and questions, we can build a richer understanding and make meaning of the experiences shared in this book.

  • March 28 Welcome; Who's Here?; Initial Thoughts/Reactions
  • April 4: Gender and Identity/Gender Stereotypes: Exploration of complex emotions/feelings shared in the story
  • April 11: How do we (or society) view normal? Fitting In and/or Belonging and Examining our strategies/skills to create an inclusive learning environment; Discussion/Sharing of resources.