Community book club

Project LIT: Spreading the Word About Your Community Book Club

August 3, 2018 / by Geneviève DeBose

Editor’s Note: In this Tch DIY video series, Tch Laureate Geneviève DeBose Akinnagbe shares the process of creating and sustaining a youth-led community book club at the Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists (BSSWA) in New York City. The videos in this series are created with the support of Geneviève’s students.


In the first two videos in this series, I introduced you to Project LIT Bronx and shared how to start your own community book club. In this video, you’ll learn eight easy ways to spread the word about Project LIT in your school and the local community. From PA announcements, to connecting with your local teen librarian, to attending fun book events with students, you'll walk away with concrete steps you can take to get more people involved in your community book clubs. I've also included two examples of flyers we've made to spread the word and a sample email you could use to reach out to your local librarian. You can find these under the supporting materials tab for the video on its standalone page. Here's to spreading the word!

VIDEO: Spreading the Word About Your Community Book Club

VIDEO: Spreading the Word About Your Community Book Club

Topics: English Language Arts, Social Studies, Getting Better Together, Project Based Learning

Geneviève DeBose

Written by Geneviève DeBose

Geneviève is an educator, artist, and activist who has taught middle school for over a decade. She is a proud National Board Certified Teacher and U.S. Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow. Geneviève strongly believes that education is a tool for social justice and empowerment, and that learning experiences for children should be culturally relevant, student-centered, and interactive. She started her teaching career as a 1999 Teach for America corps member and currently serves as a commissioner on the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. Geneviève is a seventh grade English Language Arts teacher at Bronx Studio School for Writers and Artists in New York City. Connect with Geneviève on Twitter: @GenevieveDeBose.

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