An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

Faculty & Staff Book Club

Potomac's antiracist book club meets at least once a month to discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of some award-winning, thought-provoking reads. Since the club's inception in 2019, participants have learned and grown together while reading works such as Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist, Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk about Race, and Verna A. Myer's What If I Say the Wrong Thing? Guidelines and expectations for productive discussions are laid out before the beginning of each meeting. Ultimately, club members strive to apply what they learn to furthering DEI efforts at The Potomac School.

Spring 2022 Book

Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World 


Fall 2021 Book

Allies - Real Talk About Showing Up, Screwing Up, and Trying Again by Shakirah Bourne and Dana Alison Levy


Summer 2021 Book

Start Here, Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work in Your School Community by Liz Kleinrock


Spring 2021 Book

Our Time is Now, by Stacey Abrams
Our Time is Now


Summer 2020 Book

Beloved, by Toni Morrison


Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, by Dr. Joy DeGruy

Summer 2020 Book

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome


Summer 2020 Book

White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo


White Fragility


Spring 2020 Book

Erasing Institutional Bias: How to Create Systemic Change for Organizational Inclusion, by Tiffany Jana and Ashley Diaz Mejias
Erasing Institutional Bias


So You Want to Talk About Race,  by Ijeoma Oluo


Winter 2019 Book

So You Want to Talk About Race


Fall 2019 Book

Waking Up White, by Debby Irving


Waking up White


Summer 2019

How To Be An Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
Hoe to be an antiracist


Spring 2019

What If I Say The Wrong Thing,  by Verna A. Myer
What if I Say the Wrong Thing