Josephine School House

JSMC Book Club

The Josephine School Community Museum Book Club was begun to promote literacy and cultural understanding. Please come and join us in some lively discussions about some wonderful books. See below for what books are going to be featured in the future. For more information contact Helen Bond at helenbond@comcast.net.


2017 JSCM BOOK SCHEDULE
(downloadable PDF available here)


 

Month Genre Title/Author Facilitator Date Location
April Fiction “The Underground Railroad”
by
Colson Whitehead
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
April 9
3:00 -5:00pm
Josephine School Community Museum
June Non-fiction “Undocumented”
by
Dan-el Padilla Peralta
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
June 4
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
August Non-fiction “The Presidency in Black and White”
by
April Ryan
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
August 13
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
October
Non-fiction
“Hidden Figures”
by
Margot Lee Shetterly
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
TBA
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum


 

2016 JSCM BOOK SCHEDULE
(downloadable PDF available here)


 

Month Genre Title/Author Facilitator Date Location
April Non-fiction "Between the World and Me"

by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
April 24
3:00 -5:00pm
Josephine School Community Museum
June Poetry,
Middle Grade

"Brown Girl Dreaming"

by Jacqueline Woodson

 
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
June 19
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
August
CANCELLED
Non-fiction "A Promise Fulfilled"

by Julia Jeter Cleckley
TBA Sunday
TBA
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
October
Non-fiction
"Just Mercy"

by Bryan Stevenson
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
October 9
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum

 


2015 JSCM BOOK SCHEDULE
(downloadable PDF available here)


 

Month Genre Title/Author Facilitator Date Location
April Non-fiction “Hidden in Plain View”

by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard
Nancy Thompson

Shenandoah Piecemakers
Sunday
April 19
3:00 -5:00pm
Josephine School Community Museum
June Historical Fiction “Aggy of Zion”

by Barbara Frank
 
Barbara Frank Sunday
June 14
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
August
 
Non-fiction “From Loudoun to Glory”

by Kevin Grigsby
Kevin Grigsby Sunday
August 23
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
October
Non-fiction
“History of Douglas School
Winchester, Virginia”


by Judy Humbert and
June Gaskins-Davis
Judy Humbert Sunday
October 18
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum

 


2014 JSCM BOOK SCHEDULE


 

Month Genre Title/Author Facilitator Date Location
April   “Twelve Years a Slave”

by Solomon Northup
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
April 13
3:00 -5:00pm
Josephine School Community Museum
June   “First Class”
The Legacy of Dunbar,
America’s First Black Public High School”

by Alison Stewart
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
June 8
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
August
 
  “Who Asked You?” 

by Terry McMillian
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
August 10
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
October
 
“Faithful To The Task at Hand” 

by Ann Pruitt-Logan 
Josephine School Community Museum Sunday
October 12
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum




2013 JSCM BOOK SCHEDULE
(downloadable PDF available here)

 

Month Genre Title/Author Facilitator Date Location
April Non-Fiction Through Children’s Eyes: President Obama and the Future Generation.

By
Dr. Helen Bond et al.,(2012)
Helen Bond, and Bernadine Barr Sunday
April 21
3:00 -5:00pm
Josephine School Community Museum
June Poetry The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998
 
Helen Carr Sunday
June 9
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
August
CANCELLED
Historical The Sumner Story: Capturing Our History Preserving Our Legacy

by
Dr. Wilma Bonner et al.,
Wilma Bonner Sunday
August 18
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum
October
Biography
American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama

by Rachel L. Swarns
Helen Bond Sunday
October 20
3:00-5:00 pm
Josephine School Community Museum

 



2012 JSCM BOOK SCHEDULE

 

Month Genre Title/Author Facilitator Date Location
APRIL Non-Fiction Red Tails
An oral history of the Tuskegee Airmen

By John B. Holway
John Burns April 22
3:00-5:00 PM
Josephine School Community Museum
June Short Stories I Got Somebody in Staunton

By William Henry Lewis
Helen Carr June 24
3:00-5:00 PM
Josephine School Community Museum
August Non-Fiction The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander


Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Dorothy Davis August 19
3:00-5:00 PM
Josephine School Community Museum
OctobeR Non-Fiction TBA Adeela Al-Khalili October 21
3:00-5:00 PM
Josephine School Community Museum