What started in Spring 2019 as an intimate group of trauma-informed readers has burgeoned into a monthly book club of engaged educators, school psychologists, public policy experts, nonprofit leaderships, business leaders, faith-based organizations, community organizers, parents, and students alike, with a monthly online reach averaging 1 Million people across global media markets.

With over 4,000 dedicated readers, the KPJR Book Club spotlights leading authors with literary works spanning themes at the intersection of play, early childhood, trauma, health and wellness, psychology and mental health, toxic stress, education, resilience-building, and stories that unify and inspire the best in personal and civic engagement.

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KPJR Films: KPJR Book Club- IT STARTS WITH ME, A Special Q&A with Author Dr. Bernice A. King in conversation with Revd Professor Keith Magee, ThD, FRHistS, FRSA

Dr. Bernice A. King is an American lawyer, minister, and the youngest child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. She is the author of “It Starts With Me.” This timely children’s book teaches children the importance of pushing for change through love.

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LOVE IS THE WAY: HOLDING ON TO HOPE IN TROUBLING TIMES. KPJR Book Club with author Rev. Michael Bruce Curry moderated by Professor Keith Magee, ThD.

Reverend Michael Bruce Curry is an American bishop who is the 27th and current presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church. Elected in 2015, he is the first African American to serve as presiding bishop in The Episcopal Church. Explore his latest book “Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times”.

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Steve Pemberton is an award-winning author, philanthropist and youth mentor. Explore his latest book “The Lighthouse Effect: How Ordinary People Can Have an Extraordinary Impact in the World”.

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Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is an award-winning educational leader, best-selling author, and President Emerita of Spelman College. Explore her latest book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race”.

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Dr. Stuart Brown, MD is the founder of the National Institute for Play, where he speaks, consults and educates organizations, corporations, universities, and public policy makers about the importance of play in our lives and the unexpected, serious consequences that occur when play is neglected.

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Rodney Walker is an American author, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker. He is the bestselling author of “A New Day One” and “Wounds You Can Not See”, and is most known for his work in trauma-informed education.

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Catherine Price is an award-winning science journalist and speaker and the author of books including The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again and How to Break Up with Your Phone. She is also the creator and founder of She helps people scroll less, live more, and have fun.

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Welcome to a special KPJR Book Club fireside chat with renowned author Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D. of Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. Sally delves into her award-winning book OVERCOMING DYSLEXIA (2nd Edition) and answers questions for parents & educators as they head back-to-school during uncertain times.

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October’s Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month with Author Marc Brackett

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KPJR Book Club’s Holiday Special with Best-Selling Author Steve Pemberton

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