What is Book Breaks?
Book Breaks is a weekly interview and Q&A series with historians held every Sunday at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) on Zoom. Every single program is available for on-demand viewing in our Book Breaks archive!
Our guests have included David Blight, Eric Foner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Clint Smith, Peniel Joseph, and Elizabeth Varon.
A Book Breaks subscription includes
- Full access to one year of weekly live programs
- Unlimited access to our ever-expanding Book Breaks archive, featuring more than ninety sessions with the nation’s leading historians.
I am a K–12 teacher or a student. How do I attend Book Breaks?
Book Breaks is completely free for all K–12 teachers and student—including college students! K–12 teachers will receive a one-hour PD certificate for every Book Breaks program they attend. In addition, K–12 students will receive an extra credit certificate. To sign up:
- Simply log in or register here to create a free account.
- Once you log in you will see a button on the Book Breaks homepage asking you to subscribe, which will grant you access to all future programming and the Book Breaks archive.
I am a member of the general public. How do I attend Book Breaks?
Members of the general public can purchase a one-year subscription for $25.
- Log in and make your purchase here.
Can I watch a program before deciding to register?
Yes! First-time viewers can watch a Book Breaks program for free. Simply log in or register and you will see a link at the top of the Book Breaks homepage to access the week’s historian lecture and Q&A.
Still deciding whether to subscribe?
You can watch David Blight’s talk on Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom below to help you make up your mind.
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