Conversation Kits

  • The Coalition for Equity is pleased to introduce "Conversation Kits" which are intended to engage community members of all ages with a range of topics. Each kit will be released on our website and through newsletters. A Conversation Kit will include a few guiding questions and suggestions for a range of media that individuals could explore focused on that topic. The idea is that a group, a family, or a pair of people can engage with the topic even if individuals explore different resources from the kit.

Conversation Starters

    • What makes me, me? What story do I want to tell about who I am and what matters to me?

    • Why is it important for me to tell my story and others to hear my story?

    • Which aspects of my identity, if any, are fixed, and which ones are more fluid? 

    • What factors can make it challenging for me to be who I want to be in the world? How can I navigate or rise above these challenges?

Coalition Conversation Kit Group Members 2021-22

  • Ben Schanzer, Student at ARHS

    Kumu Sivarajan, ARHS Parent, APTO

    Julie Vincentsen, Southborough Community Member

    Safdar Medina, District Physician, Parent

    Emily Philbin, ARHS English Teacher

    Marsha Hill, ARHS Parent

    Kathleen Harrigan Polutchko, Southborough School Committee

    Clayton Ryan, Principal, Finn School

    Timothy Zhang, Student at Algonquin

    Stefanie Reinhorn, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Adult Books

  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel.

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  • The Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri

    Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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Young Adult Books

Picture Books

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