Homeschool Book Club

Welcome to a new and updated Homeschool Book Club!  Kids from the middle of grade school up through high school are invited to join in a monthly discussion of great books.  The ages listed for the two discussion groups are approximate.  Please join in the discussion that best fits your interests and reading abilities.  Both groups meet from 10:30-11:30am.

Younger: ages 8-11 (Meeting Room) Led by Bethany

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things, by Lenore Look

“Alvin is afraid of everything–elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad.”

 

Older: ages 12+ (Reference Room) Led by Pam

Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac

We’ll be discussing the book and talking about Navajo code talkers from World War II.

“Six-year-old Ned Begay leaves his Navajo home for boarding school, where he learns the English language and American ways. At 16, he enlists in the U.S. Marines during World War II and is trained as a code talker, using his native language to radio battlefield information and commands in a code that was kept secret until 1969. Rooted in his Navajo consciousness and traditions even in dealing with fear, loneliness, and the horrors of the battlefield, Ned tells of his experiences in Hawaii, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. “

 

 


When:

February 7th

10:30am - 11:30am

Location:

Meeting Room