Families and staff: RSVP for the next UChicago Charter book club!

MJ Fievre’ s Raising Confident Black Kids will be the next book that UChicago Charter School’s book club discusses.

Image of the front cover of the book Raising Confident Black Kids with a note to RSVP for the next book club session by June 25 by emailing latonyahill@uchicagocharter.org

We are excited to announce the next session of our book club! We will be discussing Raising Confident Black Kids by M.J. Fievre, who passes on the tips and guidance that have helped her, including: 

  • How to encourage creativity and build self-confidence in your kids
  • Ways to engage in activism and help build a safer community with and for your children―and ways to rest when you need to
  • Strategies for explaining systemic racism, intersectionality, and microaggressions

Please RSVP by emailing LaTonya Hill at latonyahill@uchicagocharter.org by Friday, June 25 so that you can receive a copy of the book in advance of the session, which we currently plan to schedule for late July.


Cober of Raising Confident Black Kids by M. J. Fievre

Raising Confident Black Kids

A Comprehensive Guide for Empowering Parents and Teachers of Black Children

It’s hard to balance protecting your child’s innocence with preparing them for the realities of Black life. Now, there’s a guide to help you teach your kids how to thrive—even when it feels like the world is against them. From racial profiling and police encounters to the whitewashed lessons of history taught in schools, raising Black kids is no easy feat. In Raising Confident Black Kids, teacher M.J. Fievre passes on the tips and guidance that have helped her educate her Black students, including:

  • How to encourage creativity and build self-confidence in your kids
  • Ways to engage in activism and help build a safer community with and for your children—and ways to rest when you need to
  • How to explain systemic racism, intersectionality, and micro-aggressions