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Georgia Reads

Georgia’s Essentials for Childhood Initiative, in partnership with Gwinnett County Public Libraries, will be kicking off a Georgia Reads Book Club of What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry, MD, PhD and Oprah Winfrey.

Attend this virtual, statewide Georgia Reads kickoff event to:

  • Learn about the book
  • Understand how our state is working to address trauma, build resilience, and offer healing in communities
  • Get information and resources to host your own local book club on What Happened to You?

Join us on November 15, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Register for Informational Meeting

Hear from the Author, Dr. Bruce Perry

The Georgia Reads team will be hosting a statewide event featuring Dr. Perry on January 10, 2022 at 7:00 pm for a virtual author event. Engage with individuals from around the state and gain insight into the impact of trauma. We hope this event will inspire you to host your own book club reading and discussion of “What Happened to You?”

Register Here for the January 10th Event!

Oprah Winfrey + Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

What happens when two powerhouse leaders team up to address one of the most pressing issues of our time? Find out here in this dynamic conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.

Dr. Burke Harris and Oprah Winfrey Discuss Adverse Childhood Experiences

Become a Book Club Host

Be a part of the Georgia Reads Book Club by hosting local readings and discussions on “What Happened to You?”

Georgia Reads is looking for adults, neighborhood book clubs, libraries, community groups, faith-based organizations, civic clubs, or social service providers to host local discussions. Using our Georgia-specific discussion guide, hosts will facilitate conversations on the book’s main concepts including trauma, brain development, resilience, and healing. Discussions can be held in-person or virtually.

Let Us Know About Your Plans to Host!

Is your Book Club interested in learning more? Ready to make an impact?

Schedule a site tour of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy!

Georgia Reads

Our Impact in 2022

  • Units of Service to Ensure Ongoing Safety & Well-being

    16, 793

  • Forensic Interviews


  • Adults Trained

    11, 884

  • Hours of Trauma-Focused Therapy

    1, 176

  • DeKalb County
  • Fulton County
  • DHS
  • National Children's Alliance
    National Children's Alliance
  • DOJ
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