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IN-PERSON + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Eight Setbacks That Can Make a Child a Success (Event 2 of 2)

Michelle Icard

Speaker, educator, and author

Caitlin McLennan

Assistant Head of Lower School at North Shore Country Day in Winnetka, Illinois

Oct 11 2023
IN-PERSON + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Eight Setbacks That Can Make a Child a Success (Event 1 of 2)

Michelle Icard

Speaker, educator, and author

Heidi Stevens

Chicago-based writer and Director of External Affairs for the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health

Oct 10 2023
ZOOM EVENT

Failures of Forgiveness: What We Get Wrong and How to Do Better

Myisha Cherry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside

Rev. Danté Stewart

Theologian, essayist, cultural critic, and author

Oct 5 2023
IN-PERSON + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

The Book of (More) Delights: A Conversation with Ross Gay

Ross Gay, Ph.D.

Award-winning New York Times bestselling author

Adrian Matejka

Award-winning poet and Editor of Poetry magazine

Oct 3 2023
ZOOM EVENT + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

Bettina L. Love, Ph.D.

William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University

Ganae McAlpin-Toney

Director of Equity for Evanston Township High School D202

Sep 27 2023
IN-PERSON + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic—And What We Can Do About It

Jennifer Breheny Wallace

Award-winning journalist and author

Denise Dubravec

Winnetka Campus Principal/Assistant Superintendent of New Trier High School D203

Sep 21 2023
ZOOM EVENT + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

Random Acts of Medicine: The Hidden Forces That Sway Doctors, Impact Patients, and Shape Our Health

Anupam Bapu Jena, MD, Ph.D.

Joseph P. Newhouse Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and host of the "Freakonomics, MD" podcast

Robert Kolker

Journalist and bestselling author of "Hidden Valley Road" and "Lost Girls"

Sep 19 2023
LAST EVENT OF THE SEASON - ON ZOOM

Better Living Through Birding: Notes from a Black Man in the Natural World

Christian Cooper

Science and comics writer and editor, and the host and consulting producer of "Extraordinary Birder" on National Geographic

Natalie Y. Moore

Award-winning journalist and author

Jun 12 2023
ZOOM EVENT + BOOK GIVEAWAY!

The Search: Finding Meaningful Work in a Post-Career World

Bruce Feiler

Author of multiple New York Times bestsellers and the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS

Carter Cast

Michael S. and Mary Sue Shannon Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Jun 5 2023