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MMS Parent Book Club

MMS Book Club participants earn community hours while discussing books related to Montessori education, parenting, and social issues among other topics. 

BOOKS

October 21, 2019

Selections from To Educate the Human Potential, Maria Montessori, 1947

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UPDATE: We will be discussing chapters 1, 2, 3, 9, & 11

DATE: October 21

TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 (Discussion from 6:00 - 7:00)

LOCATION: India Palace (pending)

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“A more comprehensive study of child development, this book is a companion volume to Education For A New World. While unfolding before us the history of the world, and the history of human development, Dr. Montessori places her wide-spectrum approach to education in the modern context.”

FIND IT:

MMS Parents folder (Chapters 1-3, 9, & 11 ONLY)
MMS Library
Google Books
AMI/USA
Novel Bookstore
Burke's Bookstore


November 2019

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Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown Ups, Leonard Sax, MD, PhD, 2015

DATE: November, 2019

TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 (Discussion from 6:00 - 7:00)

LOCATION: TBD

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“Drawing on more than twenty-five years of experience as a family physician and psychologist, along with hundreds of interviews with children, parents, and teachers, across the United States and around the world, Sax offers a blueprint parents can use to refresh and renew their relationships with their children, to help their children thrive in an increasingly complicated world.”


  -Collapse of Parenting, 2015

FIND IT:

Memphis Public Library (Print)
Audible
Novel Bookstore
Burke's Bookstore


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DATE: January, 2020

TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 (Discussion from 6:00 - 7:00)

LOCATION: TBD

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“White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium. This book explicates the dynamics of White Fragility and how we might build our capacity in the on-going work towards racial justice.”


- Robin DiAngelo, PhD, 2019

http://www.robindeanglo.com


FIND IT:

Memphis Public Library (Print, eBook, & Audio)
Scribd (Audio)
Audible
Novel Bookstore
Burke's Bookstore


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DATE: February, 2020

TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 (Discussion from 6:00 - 7:00)

LOCATION: TBD

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“A must-read for everyone trying to excel in a world of increasing workloads, stress, and negativity, The Happiness Advantage at its core is about how to reap the benefits of a happier and more positive mind-set to achieve the extraordinary in our work and in our lives.”

FIND IT:

Memphis Public Library (eBook)
Scribd (Audio)
Audible
Novel Bookstore
Burke's Bookstore


Questions? Email Cat Hazelton.