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:  "Be Opened: The Catholic Church & Deaf Culture" - Registration closed.  

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

Register anytime.


January Session Now Registering NOW - Feb 5 

February 1 - 28, 2022

"On the Beat of Truth: A Hearing Daughter's Story of her Black Deaf Parents"

by: Maxine Childress Brown

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.

Join us for a discussion about family, race, education, segregation, oppression, Deaf identity, classism, CODA stories, and rich cultural lessons through Maxine Childress Brown's fascinating memoir.  Through stories of her life with her Deaf mother and father in the mid-century South (& North), Maxine reveals a world that looks familiar still today, but speckled with reminders of how far we have come together as a community.

0.75 Professional Studies PPO CEUs   /     Cost:  $87

All Book club selections earn RID Professional Studies CEUs


Future 2021-2022 Book Titles: 

March 2022: "Educated" by Tara Westover

April 2022: "Agatha Tiegel Hanson: Our Places in the Sun" by Kathy Jankowski

May 2022: "The Elements of Mentoring" by W. Brad Johnson

June 2022: "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy" by: Carlos Eire

July 2022:  "The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness" by: Katie Booth

August 2022: "The Spirit Catches You & You Fall Down" by: Anne Fadiman

September 2022:  "Words in My Hands: A Teacher, A Deaf-Blind Man. An Unforgettable Journey"

October 2022: “Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History: 1900-World War II” by Susan Burch

November 2022: "The Elements of Ethics for Professionals" by W. Brad Johnson