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Book Club for Parents and Friends

Book Club for Parents and Friends

Parents and Friends of YSC Academy are invited this year to join us for a series of Book Club meetings. You may join us for a single meeting or for several, beginning on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00, when we will meet at the school to discuss Finn McCool’s Football Club by Stephen Rea. It is the story of a pub soccer team in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The book explores themes of homelessness and displacement; of division and unity, as between Irish protestants and Catholics and between fans of rival teams; of resilience, teamwork, and belonging to a place, like a city or a pub.


With a book at the center of our conversation, we invite you to better know one another and deepen the relationships we already develop on the sidelines of your sons’ games. We invite you to get lost in great stories and compelling ideas and to enjoy intellectual exercise that parallels your children’s.

We will begin in the school but might find our way to meeting in homes or elsewhere. (This book might fittingly be discussed at a pub.) And future books may be chosen by those who attend. If you are interested but not available Tuesdays at 6:00, please email Cabell.

Upcoming Book Clubs:

November 15: Larissa MacFarquhar, Strangers Drowning

January 10: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me