Monthly Book Discussion

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Our on-line interpreter book discussions are a way for professional interpreters to discuss relevant texts with colleagues across the country (and abroad), moderated and overseen by RID Sponsor: Ginevra Deianni.  Book clubs are 1 month long (4 weeks, specified), with a weekly guided reflection question to answer on-line.  Book is not included. Copyright laws require participants to purchase their own book at any authorized bookseller of their choice (Amazon, B&N, etc), in their preferred format.  Many books have an e-book option, and some are available for rental at your local library. There is no specific time to log on for this program - participants follow weekly deadlines for posting responses at their own pace to keep the group on track together. Flexibility & extensions are offered as needed.

Participants write a weekly reflection about the book we read through guiding questions posted to our discussion board, and respond to each other to create meaningful dialogue on the topic. We use Google Groups for our on-line discussion.  Having a gmail account provides the most seamless experience, but other emails are accepted on this platform.  CEUs are awarded and posted to RID members transcript at the end of each session upon successful completion.  All RID CEUs are overseen & administered by Ginevra Deianni, RID Sponsor.  To register for an upcoming bookclub, see below:

December Session: Breaking the Age Code - Registration closed.  

You can still do this project anytime independently from the Novel/Text Section

Register anytime


January Session Now Registering NOW thru January 5 

January 1 - 31, 2023

"Turning the Tide: Making Life Better for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Schoolchildren”

by: Gina A Olivia & Linda Risser Lytle

Written by a powerhouse team of Deaf educators who understand first-hand the lived-experience of being the only Deaf student in a mainstream K-12 classroom, this book is a ‘must-read’ for any interpreter who spends time working in a classroom setting.  Through focus-group studies conducted across the country, the authors share their insights, pulling directly from Deaf students’ perspectives on the modern mainstream classroom.  These powerful stories clearly demonstrate that no deaf/hard of hearing student should be educated alone. This month, we will discuss the results of the authors learnings outlined in the book, and explore their additional comments on other changes that interpreters can make to improve educational experience and outcomes for deaf students.

Upon registration, an invitation to join the closed discussion group and RID paperwork for CEUs.  Participants must purchase their own book (available at any book seller, Kindle & library loan). There is no specific time participants need to be on-line. Weekly reflections are posted at the pace of the reader.

0.75 Professional Studies CEUs + PPO /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs 

Upcoming 2023 Book Titles*: 

February 2023 “Monique and The Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali” by Kris Holloway

March 2023: "Turn on the Words! Deaf Audiences, Captioning, and the Struggle for Access" by: Harry G Lang 

April 2023: "Crying in the H Mart" by: Michelle Zauner

May 2023: "The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children: The First Teacher of the Deaf in the Philippines" by: Ronald M Hurano

June 2023: “White House Interpreter: The Art of Interpretation” by Harry Obst

*subject to change