The Lasallians Without Borders Committee (LWOB) has announced a new chapter in its annual One Book One District initiative. One Book Two Districts, a collaboration with the Lasallian District of México Norte (North Mexico), will begin with the 2021-22 academic year.
The selected reading for this year is Born a Crime by television host and commentator Trevor Noah. Noah, an immigrant from South Africa, describes his childhood story set in the last stages of apartheid and the chaotic transition to freedom that followed.
The LWOB announcement read in part, “The current times have stretched us to go beyond our usual boundaries, giving us a chance to grow and discover powerful ways to do education. Educators are being called, now more than ever, to go beyond their own intellectual and mental borders to equip those entrusted to their care with the tools needed to lead what will possibly be the biggest societal transformation of our times.”
The District’s schools have been invited via their chief administrators to participate in One Book Two Districts. LWOB will be providing curriculum and discussion guide resources as well as suggestions on introducing the book and its topics to both student and adult readers.