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Book Club

Connect with Your Fellow NAPNAP Members

Whether you like to cozy up with a nice book on a rainy day, listen to audiobooks on your way to work or relax beachside with the latest best seller, books are give us the chance to focus on personal interests. With our newly established virtual book club, you can share your love of reading with your pediatric-focused APRN peers!

Please join us as we dive deeper into meaningful books and open the door for robust conversation about each books themes, messages and more. No comment is wrong, so don’t hesitate to share your insights!

Our Next Book Club Meeting

“As Nature Made Him” by John Colapinto

June 25 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

It is the story of David Reimer, a twin baby boy who in 1967 suffered a botched circumcision and was raised as a female (gender reassignment). This is an important but difficult case in the history of medicine to read and discuss. Discussion questions to follow soon. 

Future Book Club Meetings

“Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum” by Michael McCreary

July 23 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Like many others on the autism spectrum, 20-something stand-up comic Michael McCreary has been told by more than a few well-meaning folks that he doesn’t “look” autistic. But, as he’s quick to point out in this memoir, autism “looks” different for just about everyone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

This unique and hilarious #OwnVoices memoir breaks down what it’s like to live with autism for readers on and off the spectrum. Candid scenes from McCreary’s life are broken up with funny visuals and factual asides. “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic” is an invaluable and compelling read for young readers with ASD looking for voices to relate to, as well as for readers hoping to broaden their understanding of ASD.

The Women

“The Women” by Kristin Hannah

Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

“Women can be heroes, too.”

When 20-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath hears these unexpected words, it is a revelation. Raised on idyllic Coronado Island and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing, being a good girl. But in 1965 the world is changing, and she suddenly imagines a different choice for her life. When her brother ships out to serve in Vietnam, she impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and follows his path.

As green and inexperienced as the men sent to Vietnam to fight, Frankie is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of war, as well as the unexpected trauma of coming home to a changed and politically divided America.

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