Our PTA President, Alison Volpe, and our Superintendent, Dr. Kusum Sinha, are excited to announce that they will be co-hosting a book club, GC’s Shared Shelf. All are encouraged and welcome to participate.
Thank you to everyone who voted for our first book for GC’s Shared Shelf. With over 200 votes cast, the winner is This is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home by Lauren Sandler. Our first book club session will be in November. Please check your inbox soon for more details and in the meantime, make sure to get a copy of the book and enjoy reading!
This is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home
This is All I Got is a riveting account of a year in the life of a young, homeless single mother and her quest to find stability and shelter in New York City. Every day, more than forty-five million Americans attempt to survive under the poverty line. Nearly 60,000 people sleep in New York City-run shelters every night, forty percent of them children. This is All I Got makes this issue deeply personal, vividly depicting one woman’s hope and despair and her steadfast determination to improve her situation, despite the myriad setbacks she encounters.
GC’s Shared Shelf will host its first virtual book club meeting on Wednesday, November 18th at 7pm featuring Lauren Sandler herself, the incredibly talented author of our first book, This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home. If you haven’t yet had the chance to read the book, we urge you to do so. It is extremely compelling and will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions ranging from joy to sadness, hope to despair, excitement to frustration. We are looking forward to a robust and in-depth conversation with Lauren Sandler and we hope you are able to join. Please check your email for registration information.