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"Literacy for Life" Book Club
Join the "Literacy for Life" Book Club. The benefits of the book club are to support and encourage literacy for all students. It will provide an opportunity for students to enhance their reading and writing skills. Ideally, sometimes drawing from prior knowledge, students will make text to world connections. They will also establish intellectual relationships with peers and adults in an environment where they are free to develop their personalities. The non-traditional setting will invite students to be silly and serious while sharing their viewpoints and listening to others’ ideas about each book. Students will also have the chance to experience different literary genres and improve comprehension. The book club will not only be centered on reading but it will also enhance writing and technology skills.
Annotation of All American Boy by Jason Reynolds: "When 16-year-old Rashad Butler, an African-American student at the local high school, is beaten by a white police officer at the local corner store, his classmate Quinn Collins witnesses the event. Quinn, a member of the varsity basketball team who has been raised by the officer since his own father died in Afghanistan, will be forced to face the mounting racial tension among his teammates, many who are Rashad's friends, his classmates, and the entire community. Told in the alternating voices of Rashad and Quinn, this story portrays the truth that racism in American is sadly still alive. It will take the bravery of both boys to step forward and speak against injustice. “Timely and powerful, this novel promises to have an impact long after the pages stop turning” (SLJ)." (Mackin).
Spring Into Reading ....
Enjoy the books about Young Love. Other uplifting books like If I Stay, by Gayle Forman, will be along this journey. Lose yourself in young romance and how the characters deal with lost, living, and love.
Great Reads ... Books to Movies
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"In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place" (Mackin).
"In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all" (Mackin).
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"Two-time Hunger Games survivor Katniss Everdeen is targeted by a vengeful Capitol that vows to make Katniss and all Districk 12 pay for the current unrest" (Mackin).
"Having been diagonised as a terminal cancer patient, Hazel is running out of time. When she meets Augustus Waters at the Cancer Kid Support Group, her life takes an unexpected turn" (Mackin.)"
"Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives" (Mackin).
"Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return" (Mackin).