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No classes – All School Read (required, classroom dress)
September 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
Each summer Middlesex School students and faculty, both new and returning, participate together in the All-School Read (ASR). The ASR is an opportunity to think about topics of personal and political significance. Successful texts engage our imagination, our conscience, and our intellect. They invite us to look critically and creatively at ourselves, our communities, and our world.
This summer’s All-School Read, The Influencing Machine by Brooke Gladstone, is a graphic novel recounting the history and role of the media from Ancient Egypt through modern day America. Thoughtful and thought-provoking, Gladstone, of National Public Radio, leads the lay person through the complex and compelling layers of the media: its relationship to politicians, its relationship to the public, its responsibilities, its ethics, its power, and its limits of power. Timely and topical, The Influencing Machine provides and provokes informative and illuminating considerations.