Cascadia Community Reads

The PTA is proud to announce a book club for our parent community. It is hoped that a community reading program, fostered through regular book selections and discussions, will engender unity, camaraderie, and thoughtful conversation. Shared reading experiences allow communities to explore big ideas through literature, and regular discussions provide adults with social connections. Our kids love reading together, and we hope our parents will, too!

Books chosen for community reading will reflect varied themes and interests pertinent to our families. The PTA will provide an evening book club meeting for each book. We hope that everyone in our community feels welcome to read selected books and discuss them with fellow parents, either at the meeting or in other venues. Please stay tuned for more information about the continuing program and book choice process.

Community Reads Inaugural Book

The PTA is pleased to announce the first book selection: So You Want To Talk About Race, written by local author Ijeoma Oluo. The book explores race in America providing not only stories, but practical solutions for moving forward with productive dialogue about race and bias.

So You Want To Talk About Race is currently part of Seattle Public Library’s Peak Picks program, ensuring available copies of the book at our public library discussion throughout Seattle. There will also be a few copies of the book on the parent shelf in Cascadia’s school library.

So You Want To Talk About Race will provoke conversation as our community works towards the current Cascadia Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) goal to ensure a welcoming and inclusive environment for all families and cultures.

The book club meeting for this book will be held April 4, 7-8:30 PM, in the Cascadia Library, and open to all adults in our community. We hope to see you there!