AFT Book Club: A New Monthly Series with Authors

Mark your 2024 calendars with an opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking new book club series brought to you by the AFT, Share My Lesson and the Albert Shanker Institute. Tune in each month for an evening of inspiration, intellect and innovation—where the power of words takes center stage! Plus, when you’re one of the first to sign up each month, watch for discounts and incentives to get the upcoming author’s books. 

In January, inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman will join AFT President Randi Weingarten for the first session of the AFT Book Club Series. This is your chance to delve into the literary universe with the dynamic Amanda Gorman.

Join us to hear a fusion of words and wisdom as influential figures engage in a riveting dialogue that promises to ignite your passion for literature and social change. Each month you will hear from other influential authors, scholars and activists, including Fred Guttenberg and Ruth Ben-Ghiat. 

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Enter the AFT Book Club Sweepstakes to be one of 50 people to receive a copy of Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s book, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present.


Schedule of Upcoming AFT Book Club Authors

Join us for our March AFT Book Club session featuring AFT President Randi Weingarten and renowned author Ruth Ben-Ghiat who will discuss her book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present. Engage with Weingarten and Ben-Ghiat as they explore the themes of power, personality and politics that define the era of strongmen and authoritarian leaders throughout history. Gain insights into the past and present, to better understand how history can inform our future. This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in history, politics and the lessons we can learn from the past.

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Previous Book Club Presentations

Join us for our February AFT Book Club session featuring a discussion with AFT President Randi Weingarten and author Fred Guttenberg on his book American Carnage: Shattering the Myths That Fuel Gun Violence. This is a unique opportunity to engage with two prominent figures in the conversation about America's gun violence epidemic. Explore the depths of Guttenberg's powerful and eye-opening narrative, as Weingarten leads an insightful conversation that promises to challenge and expand your understanding of this critical issue. Be part of the dialogue that seeks to unravel the complexities and confront the myths surrounding gun violence in America to shape a safer future. 

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