• Book Club

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

Getting Your Books

Getting your books

Books can be purchased at local bookstores The Elliott Bay Book Company and the UW Bookstore. For those not interested in purchasing a copy, the books can be borrowed from the Bush communications office, and are available in the Bush Library.

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  • Spring 2019 Book Club

    New Date: Tuesday, April 16 

    Join Percy to discuss the NYT Bestselling book How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims, the keynote speaker for Bush's 2019 Parent University on Saturday, April 27.

    A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood.

    In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

    Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings - and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Previous Book Club Selections

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