Welcome to the OSBA Book Club!

We are ready to begin our Winter 2018 Book Club selection, "Our Kids, The American Dream in Crisis," by Robert D. Putnam, a Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard and raised in Port Clinton, Ohio.  Putnam has served as Dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and has been consulted by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, as well as other national leaders.  This book draws on a formidable body of research as it looks at the new landscape of diminished opportunities set in an age of fragile families, crumbling communities and disappearing jobs.

There's no fee to join the OSBA Book Club but you must be registered as a Book Club member to receive communications about webinars or other opportunities associated with club membership. Upon registration, you will be redirected to purchase your own copy of the book.

For "Our Kids, The American Dream in Crisis," three 45-minute webinars are scheduled:

Chapters 1 - 2 will be discussed on Mon., Feb. 12, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm
Chapters 3 - 4 will be discussed on Tues., Feb. 27, from 3:30 to 4:15 pm
Chapters 5 - 6 will be discussed on Wed., March 14, (CANCELLED) 

All book club members are encouraged to participate in the discussion webinars scheduled for each book. Registered members will receive webinar log-in information via email ahead of each scheduled webinar.

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The OSBA Book Club is a cost-free program allowing member districts (board members, administrators and district staff and community members) to read and learn together. OSBA's Cheryl W. Ryan explains why you should join the Book Club in the video under "Resources."

The OSBA Book Club began in the winter of 2014 with "How Children Succeed:  Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character", by Paul Tough.  We've read many great selections since then.  Please join us for our current book or spice up your knowledge with one of our previous reads.

Do you have a suggestion for another book that would be a great addition to the OSBA Book Club Series?  Email Teri Morgan with your suggestion.