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:

May Session: Turn on the Words - Registration closed.  

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

Register anytime


June Session Now Registering NOW thru June 5 

June 1 - 30, 2023

"The Life Story of Mother Delight Rice and Her Children: The First Teacher of the Deaf in the Philippines"

by: Ronald M Hurano  

Continuing our theme of Deaf community heroes, we take June to focus on Mother Delight Rice: a CODA who pioneered teaching Deaf Blind students in Wisconsin & Ohio.  She then took on the challenge of her life: establishing the first Deaf school in the Philippines where the shame of having a Deaf child kept them hidden away in remote areas without access to education. Unafraid and determined, Delight Rice traveled into deep mountain villages, faced dangers and harsh conditions riding over 1,000 miles on a burro with armed forces to gain the trust of Deaf children, their parents, and Deaf adults one at a time, convincing them to come learn with her in the new school.  She earned the title "Mother Delight" as she built a school, connected Deaf Philippinos, bringing Deaf people out of isolation and into community with each other to celebrate their culture.  She changed lives, communities, and future generations.  Come learn about the bravery, passion, trials and successes of this amazing educator with a deep, Deaf heart who changed history. 

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      Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs 

Upcoming 2023 Book Titles*: 

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

August 2023: “Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How The ADA Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights” by Lennard J Davis

September 2023: “Deaf & Hearing Siblings in Conversation” by Marla Berkowitz & Judith Jonas

October 2023: “Deaf Eyes On Interpreting" by: Thomas K Holcomb, David H Smith

November 2023: “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves." by: Benjamin K Bergen

December 2023: “Being Mortal: Medicine & What Matters In The End" by: Atul Gawande

*subject to change