Upper School Students Hold “Stamped” Book Discussion

Upper School students participated in a division-wide discussion Thursday, Sept. 17, about the book “Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You” by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. The book was the required summer reading for all Upper School students and faculty, and was chosen by the summer reading committee. It has been on the Young Adult New York Times best-seller list for 25 weeks, and is currently at number one.

The school held virtual book discussions with students, faculty, and the USM community in July, and in August, students who participated in the Student Diversity Leadership Conference and Global Youth Leadership Institute gave a presentation to faculty about the book and its importance.

Earlier in September, students watched a recorded interview with the authors as well as discussing the book in their advising groups. One of the book’s authors, Jason Reynolds, visited USM in September 2017 to discuss his childhood growing up in Washington, D.C.
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