Keene is Reading

For the 2015-2016 academic year the Keene State College Keene Is Reading program focuses on two books, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen and Robert Putnam’s Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. After a wonderful semester-long focus on Citizen, this Friday we will begin our discussions of Our Kids. All members of the community are welcome to join our book group this Friday, January 29 at noon in the Mountain View Room.

Putnam’s book separates myths from realities about parenting, families, schooling, and communities through careful research. This Friday, we plan to discuss the book’s first chapter, “The American Dream,” as well as the research that went into Putnam’s text, as detailed in “The Stories of Our Kids.”

Please come this Friday at noon whether you’ve read the book, or haven’t even picked up a copy yet. A few copies of the books will be available. Join us for whatever portion of the discussion you can, and please send questions to Emily Robins Sharpe eat or to KIR co-coordinator William Stroup at