Many thanks to Jenna Gilles-Turner for sharing a toolkit from Teaching Tolerance about how to plan for, create, and sustain a book club that considers social justice issues.  The Reading Together toolkit (click here for that resource) has many suggestions, from how to plan with community members to examples of what other communities have done to reasons for creating an intergenerational book group to begin with–and much more.

I think this resource would be useful for creating any sort of intergenerational book group, but especially if you would like to provide opportunities for people in your communities to come together to delve into some of the most challenging situations that we face.  We all know books are a great way to kick-start discussion, and this gives you some more tools about how to capitalize on that.