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Summer Book Study: The Emancipation of Evan Walls

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Join NCAGT on Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 PM for an unforgettable discussion with author Jeffery Blount whose creative penmanship has gifted us with the touching story of The Emancipation of Evan Walls. The live virtual event is free and open to the public. Prior participation in the online discussion is not required! Bring your questions and get answers straight from the source! You can't miss this unique opportunity. Join the discussion Thursday at 7:00 using this Zoom link:

August 1, 2022 · changed the group description.

Welcome to our summer book study! Please be sure to purchase your copy of the book before we begin on July 1st, 2022, and let us know if you have any questions!

The purpose of the group discussion and assignments is to provide a space to digest and reflect on that week’s reading. Participation is not required but certainly encouraged, in order to connect and share with colleagues from across the state before the discussion with Jeffrey Blount on Thursday, August 4th at 7 pm.

Zoom discussion August 4th will take place here

Weekly readings and reflection opportunities:

a. July 1st-7th – Prologue and chapters 1 and 2 (pp. 1-69)

b. July 8th-14th – Chapters 3-7 (pp. 70-136)

c. July 15th-21st – Chapters 8-11 (pp. 137-202)

d. July 22nd-July 28th – Chapters 12-17 (pp. 203-256)

e. July 29th-August 4th – Chapter 18 and the Epilogue (pp. 257-305)

Bet you couldn't put the book down!

But just in case, let's finish up the reading and share some final reflections before our LIVE DISCUSSION WITH THE AUTHOR on August 4th at 7pm!!!

Watch for the Zoom link and invite a friend!

July 29th-August 4th – Chapter 18 and the Epilogue (pp. 257-305)

Kathie Huff
Aug 01, 2022

The United States was founded upon two genocides: one against Native-Americans and the other against African-Americans. We continue to struggle to fix the crooked foundations that resulted. We didn't make it crooked, but many of us have benefitted from it. It is a great American tradition to continue to work towards that great arc of justice so that everyone receives the benefits of being American in the best sense of that ideal. Teaching and working to empower our students is a critical part that we personally get to do.


Keep reading!

Week 4

July 22nd-July 28th – Chapters 12-17 (pp. 203-256)

Questions for reflection - post your thoughts in this thread!

Jul 30, 2022

The 'why' on football has to do with how central it was to the author's own life as this is his story. A different aspect is how it shows Evan Walls being successful in the physical realm. He has told us about straight A's being the norm, but that's in the mental arena. With football we now see Evan Walls being successful in the physical and social worlds. Also, Evan uses his giftedness to realize that he must use his head and body to be truly successful in football.

People's names are from a time period before televised mass media changed how people name. In my West Virginia family a few generations back, people had names that folks wouldn't use nowadays.



Welcome to our summer book study! Please be sure to purchase...
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