Boomerang Book Club: June 2019
We offer our Boomerang Book Club as a comfortable first step into the classics for wary teens.
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Every student should read To Kill a Mockingbird!
Some books feel like a rite of passage.
I remember when I first read To Kill a Mockingbird. And when my kids read it!
Harper Lee’s classic continues to be a spark for countless conversations in schools, literary circles, and academia—still!
This controversial book has been both banned AND awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
How’s THAT for impact on American culture?
- Highly readable—iconic characters, a thrilling plot, and killer dialogue
- Doesn’t skimp on substance—themes like integrity, relationships, and race
- Timeless—a classic but also relevant to events today
- A port of entry for story lovers—history, political science, and law
- Present in our culture—this book is referenced in TV, movies, and other books
Our book clubs help teens learn to read books thoughtfully and then to put those thoughts into writing.
Remember—in Brave Writer, we move incrementally.
- First, we expose kids to great literature.
- Second, we talk about it.
- Third, we write about it freely without structure.
- Fourth, we learn to write about it with structure.
The Boomerang Book Club helps you with steps 1-3. Perfect way to go into summer!
I’ve seen it time and time again: this book turns students into fans of ‘assigned reading’!
See what students say about the book club:
This is definitely one of those books that I’ll read again in 20 years and probably love it even more. -Tiernan
The article you posted [in class]…opened my eyes to a perspective I hadn’t thought about while reading the book. -Sadie
I would definitely recommend this book discussion club to a friend! The questions asked in the discussion were very interesting and a little challenging, but the best part is that you are able to read different responses and maybe you would learn something (which I did!) -Jae
We’d love to be a part of this reading milestone with your kids!