CJJ Book Clubs

New! Join us for CJJ Book Clubs


Join CJJ members as we explore various topics in youth justice as part of our new youth justice book clubs. 

Upcoming Books: 

The Burning House: Educating Black Boys in Modern America by Desmond Williams

Thursday, June 24, 2021 3pm-4pm ET 

Join us on June 24th for a conversation with Desmond Williams about his book, which confronts the issues pertaining to Black boys fro the perspective of teacher, principal, parent, and concerned citizen.

To purchase the book click here.

To reigster to join click here


The Houses That Raise Our Girls by Sherri Jefferson

Monday, August 2nd, 2021 3pm-4pm ET

Join us on August 2nd for a conversation with author Sherri Jefferson about her book, which is a smart and practical examination of the 6Ps (Parents, Pastors, Principals, Police, Prosecutors and Prison) that house girls in America.

To purchase the book click here.

To reigster to join click here

CJJ is looking to continue the book club program each quarter throughout 2021 and additional books are being considered. To recommend a book please email LaToria Sheppard at sheppard@juvjustice.org.

Previous book club picks have included Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, So You Want to Talk About Race, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools, and The New Jim Crow.