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Alumni Book Club

We invite you to join the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Book Club!

Ms. Jan Gould-Martin ’75, longtime Shattuck-St. Mary’s educator, and I have many things in common. One is a love of books. Another is a love of all things Shattuck-St. Mary’s. We decided to combine our two loves by forming a Shattuck-St. Mary’s Alumni Book Club. 

Membership in the SSM-ABC is open to all alumni. Your only obligation is to read the book and show up to share in the discussion. Meetings are held the third Sunday of every month at 1:00 p.m. CST.

Happy reading!

Matthew Cavellier
SSM Head of School

Dates for 2024 Sunday ABC Meetings

January 21st, 2024
February 18th, 2024
March 17th, 2024
April 21st, 2024
May 19th, 2024
June 23rd, 2024
July 21st, 2024
August 18th, 2024
September 15th, 2024
October 20th, 2024
November 17th, 2024
December 15th, 2024

Zoom Link:

Zoom Link

How it Works

The SSM Alumni Book Club is completely free for all alumni, you just need to get a copy of the book to enjoy.

  • You can join and participate at any time based on your individual schedule.
  • The book club will connect virtually through Zoom on the third Sunday of each month to discuss the current book and network with others.
  • With the registration link, you can choose which meetings you would like to attend. We will also send out email reminders of our next book club meeting.
Why Should You Join?
  • This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni, current students, and others in the Shattuck-St. Mary’s community.
  • It allows for lifelong learning. The books you read and the network you’ll be building will make you more effective in areas critical to success like leadership, communication and productivity.
  • Reading is good for you! Studies show it can reduce stress, helps you sleep better, and improve your relationships. Did we mention it also makes you smarter? 

Currently Reading...

Parable of the Sower

by Octavia Butler 

Afrofuturism is now. This genre has it all: science-fiction, history, and fantasy in literature, music, and art, all wrapped up in an exploration of the African-American experience. In Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, is 15-year-old Lauren Olamina’s hyperempathy a reason to stay inside her gated community or escape? An anchor text in our junior/senior Elective, Afrofuturism, this book is taught by our Head of School Matthew Cavellier and was launched in the Fall of 2023. 

Download the 2024 Book List