• Book Club

Every year, Head of School Percy Abram holds book club meetings to bring the community together around reading. All are welcome!

Upcoming Events - Tuesday, February 8

Join us for a virtual book launch at this year's Head of School Book Club in partnership with the UBookstore on Tuesday, February 8 at 4:30 p.m. PST featuring The Bush School’s Director of Intercultural Affairs Kimberlee Yolanda Williams as they discuss the release of her new book Dear White Woman, Please Come Home. Dr. Percy L. Abram will be joined by Williams, as well as book publisher and New York Times best seller author of Waking Up White: and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, Debby Irving.  

During this virtual event, Williams will discuss her debut book, its origin for the book, how it came to fruition, and the impact she hopes it leaves with readers. 

“I would say that anger inspired this book, compassion nurtured her, and humanity delivered her,” Williams said. “When we lead with humanity, connection must follow. Always.”

Dear White Woman, Please Come Home is Williams’ invitation to white women longing for authentic friendship with Black and brown women, the kind of friendship with no place for secrets, the kind of relationship where truth-telling is welcome, even when it hurts. As Williams writes, “I know we’ve never gotten this relationship off the ground in a sustainable way, but I still believe in it. Can I trust you to come through for me? For us? For our sisterhood? Do you understand what keeps us apart? ‘Cause I need you to know. If you’re reading this, you’ve taken the first step to renewing our sisterhood.”

You can also hear Kimberlee Williams and Debby Iriving for a virtual conversation about Dear White Woman, Please Come Home on Wednesday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m. PST / 7:00 p.m. EST with @porter_square_books in Cambridge, MA. Click here to register for this event with Porter Square Books.

Head of School Book Club: Book Launch of Dear White Woman, Please Come Home
Date: Tuesday, February 8
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual Zoom Webinar.
Register: Click here to sign up. Registration is required. This event is free and open to all. 


Getting Your Books

Pre-order Books:
Visit bush.edu/bookclub to pre-order books through the UW Bookstore.

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