2019 Community Read: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Jessica Day – June 20, 2019
The 2019-20 Community Read is the novel Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Copies are available at the reception desk in the Main School Building for any employee who would like to participate. This letter from Dr. Riché Barnes has some background information and topics you may want to consider as you read Homegoing. Dr. Barnes will be our keynote speaker at School Meeting on Wednesday, September 18. She will also be involved in leading discussions on campus in the fall. There are a limited number of books at the desk, but if you email Marjorie Young (, she will order additional copies for anyone who needs one.
Also this fall, the community will welcome National Book Award-winning author Tim O’Brien, who will read from his latest work and discuss his landmark book, The Things They Carried, at an Academy Event on September 26. There are a limited number of copies of The Things They Carried available on campus, please see Jean Fournier in the Dean of Faculty’s Office if you would like one. Local libraries—including the Boyden Library—may also have copies.