Let’s celebrate the feel-good moments and literary achievements of the Second Chance Book Club for inmates and their tireless leader, Jennifer Williams.
Join us for a heartwarming Book Gang podcast episode as we meet Jennifer, the “book lady” of Danville, VA, changing incarcerated women’s lives through the Second Chance Book Club.
Today, we explore the logistics and challenges of running an incarcerated book club and the incredible rewards that Jennifer has witnessed in their participants.
Plus, Jennifer shares three of her favorite backlist book club books to discuss with a book club of your own.
If you would love to be a part of her literary legacy, head to her holiday gift registry to donate books for their prison book club. The inmates get to keep the books they read, and Jennifer highlights the incredible ways reading helps as they move on to their next chapter in life.
It was such a fantastic list of recommendations that we have updated this book list with Jennifer’s book club books she highly recommends for impactful conversations.
Meet Jennifer Williams
Jennifer Williams, the “book lady” of Danville, Virginia, is on a mission to donate 1 million books to local children. A dedicated teacher, she is working two jobs to fund her initiative.
Jennifer’s commitment extends to running a women’s book club at the Danville Jail, where members have become avid readers.
Her work has garnered community support and recognition for its positive influence in her town. We are proud to support this literary hero on the podcast today.
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Second Chance Book Club Gift Registry– PLEASE Donate a Book
The Best Book Club Books to Discuss Now (BONUS BOOK LIST)
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss
All the Little Hopes by Leah Weiss
The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens
Murphy’s Boy by Torey Hayden
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