Save the date!

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

6:00 p.m.

Beaver Country Day School

Refreshments will be served

We hope you'll start reading now and save the date for our fall BVRlit book club where we will focus the discussion around three memoirs: (1) Heavy: An American Memoir, by Kiese Laymon; (2) Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Makes Us Whole, by Susan Cain; (3) Gender Queer: A Memoir, by Maia Kobabe (graphic novel format). Feel free to read one, all three, or just join us at the event in November!

The evening will be moderated by the PA BVRlit Committee and we look forward to the discussion.


Heavy: An American Memoir

by Kiese Laymon

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse. Click here to learn more.

Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Makes Us Whole

by Susan Cain

In her latest #1 New York Times bestseller, the author of the bestselling phenomenon Quiet 

reveals the power of a bittersweet, melancholic outlook on life, and why our culture has been so blind to its value. Click here to learn more.

Gender Queer: A Memoir

by Maia Kobabe

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Click here to learn more.

If you need a copy of the book(s), please email Katie Shore at kshore@bcdschool.org

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