The WNS JustBooks Club is a free, unique and inspiring program for students in grades K through 8 that combines two of our core values: a love of reading and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice.
Children, with their parents’ guidance, order a book title and experience the excitement of receiving it at school and then reading it at home independently or with their family. This is the JustBooks Club… inspired by a WNS parent and brought to your homes through a collaborative effort by WNS faculty and staff.
As we continue to grow deeper in our commitment to fostering an inclusive, just, and anti-biased school community, we believe that understanding others is foundational and books help build understanding and empathy.
At the end of each season of JustBooks, we host a virtual evening to celebrate, discuss, and learn more about the theme at hand. Past evenings have included virtual author events, panel discussions, and more.
Questions? Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org!
JustBooks Past Themes
Missed a series or just getting started? Browse the past themes of the JustBooks Club below and access the book lists, with grade level designations and descriptions.
JustBooks Past Events
Live event with Kyle Lukoff, author of Call Me Max, during the inaugural season of JustBooks.
The WNS community coming together on Zoom for a session on Neurodiversity, led by WNS school psychologist, Ayana Cadres.
JustBooks club member, Yara, attending a live author event from home.
JustBooks club member, London, participating in live author event on Gender Identity.
Our superstar librarian, Catherine Davis, preparing to distribute JustBooks selections to students!
WNS is immensely grateful for the support that comes from gifts of all sizes, as we work to keep the JustBooks program running, and so we can continue expanding its reach.
To support the JustBooks program, please click here.
Gifts made to WNS (501C3 Nonprofit Organization) are tax-deductible.
We welcome suggestions or introductions to authors who may be interested in partnering with us for future virtual author events! Please send any suggestions to email@example.com.
When the time comes to select a book, you will see that we have categorized all books according to suitability for different ages/grade-levels. This takes into account reading levels and content.
We have a team of expert faculty and staff who work to vet, review, and decide on final book selections. If a book for older students contains any mature themes or language, this is stated in the book list, along with a recap by Common Sense Media, so that parents can make an informed decision.
If you feel inspired to support the JustBooks program as we begin to roll it out to more participants, please utilize the form below. Gifts made to WNS (501C3 Nonprofit Organization) are tax-deductible. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.