All Invited to Join “One Book, One Community” Book Club

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In an effort to better connect our diverse community, we are launching a new book club for students, Ladue Schools staff, families, alumni, and the entire community.

Participants will read books about different cultures and engage virtually in lively discussions in an effort to get to know one another better.

We will read, “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei.

Families are encouraged to discuss the book together during carpools, meals, and at bedtime.

Everyone will come together virtually on Thursday, November 18, from 6-8 p.m. for a panel discussion and breakout groups for smaller group conversations.

Click the link below to complete a registration form and let us know you’re interested in participating.

Guest panelists will include:

  • Prof. Lori Watt, Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) — will provide more historical information about the Japanese Internment Camps and any of the legislation or court cases referenced in “They Called Us Enemy.”
  • Prof. Chris Eng, WUSTL — will discuss any modern connections between the themes covered in the book and modern examples of Anti-Asian hate crimes happening in the United States today.
  • Gabi Senno, WUSTL — undergraduate student, will add her stories as a fourth-generation Japanese American.
  • Robin Hattori and Ron Sakai from the Japan-American Society of St. Louis — individuals that experienced the internment camps or had family that did and the impact of that experience.