Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Palm Foyer, Level 2
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Book Signing: In Stories from the Education Underground with Peter Smith

Using his own white privilege as a stark counterpoint, Peter uses honest, beautiful storytelling to introduce us to modern heroes who succeeded without that privilege. These Stories From the Education Underground illustrate Isabel Wilkerson's point in Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent. They show us just how much talent our hierarchical education system is leaving behind and they call us to create learning and work opportunities that promote upward mobility and equality throughout life for all Americans.

Peter Smith combines Studs Terkel's story-telling about the meaningfulness of work with motivation and support reminiscent of Gail Sheehy, in Stories from the Education Underground. He lets readers know that they can control their destiny by being true to their skills and passions.

This session is an opportunity to meet with the author and learn about tips for creating a healthy digital culture at home and school.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.