KPJR Book Club
WELCOME TO THE KPJR BOOK CLUB
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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FEATURED AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS
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”.
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”.
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.
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.
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 ScreenLifeBalance.com. She helps people scroll less, live more, and have fun.
FIRESIDE CHAT SPOTLIGHT
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.