Book Club

About: Read the current month’s book selection and then join Mrs. Haake to discuss.

Books: The Media Center will have several copies of the selected title available for students. Students may also get a copy on their own using BCCLS, the public library or any of the ways listed below:

  • Electronic copy via Discover Destiny
  • Park Ridge Library
  • Request via BCCLS (How to)
  • Libby app – use a valid library card to listen or read eBook version
  • Purchase book

When:  Middle SchoolFirst Tuesday of the month
When: Teen – Last Tuesday of the month
Time: Each group will meet during its lunch period
Where: Media Center

Middle School Current Selection

A-Okay by Jarad Greene
Meeting: Tuesday, June 6th

AOkay by Jarad Greene is a vulnerable and heartfelt semi-autobiographical middle grade graphic novel about acne, identity, and finding your place.” —

Teen Current Selection

Three Things I know are True by Betty Culley
Meeting: Tuesday, May 23rd

 Five months ago, Liv’s big brother, Jonah, shot himself. It was an accident. He didn’t know that the gun was loaded. But the damage was done. Now he won’t ever be leaving their small mill town like he planned. Jonah can’t speak, can’t walk, can’t take care of himself at all. Their house is full of machines and nurses working around the clock to keep Jonah alive. Liv’s mom is struggling to cope with the aftermath, so Liv ends up being the one to sooth Jonah when he gets agitated, to lie with him when he can’t sleep, and to see the carefree brother she’s sure is still inside him somewhere. Liv hasn’t spoken to Clay, Jonah’s best friend, since the accident, even though he lives just across the street. The gun belonged to Clay’s father, and Clay was with Jonah that terrible day. With Liv’s mom suing Clay’s father, there are lines Liv is not supposed to cross. As their entire community chooses sides, she feels the distance between them growing every day. Liv knows that Clay is nearly as broken as Jonah. She knows his life also changed forever the same moment as Jonah’s. And she refuses to turn away from Clay, just as she refuses to give up on Jonah.

Titles for 2022-23

MonthTeenMiddle School
October These Deadly Games by UrbanBloom by Oppel
NovemberTwo Truths and a Lie by Henry The Strangers by Haddix
DecemberThings we Know by Heart by Kirby Just like that by Schmidt
JanuaryThe year I stopped trying by Heaney Two Degrees by Gratz
FebruaryThe Words we Keep by Stewart Sara and the Search for Normal by King
MarchThe weight of blood by Jackson I am Princess X by Priest
April We Come Apart by CrossanA Mango-Shaped Space by Mass
May Three Things I know are True by Betty CulleyLinked by Gordon Korman
June TBAA-Okay by Jarad Greene