Book Club

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

Books: Students will be responsible for getting a copy of the selected title. A library card will be needed in order to borrow a book from the school media center or the public library. Here are a few ways to get a copy of the book:

  • One copy will be available in school media center
  • Electronic copy via Discover Destiny
  • Park Ridge Library (place a hold for curbside pickup)
  • Request via BCCLS
  • Libby app – use a valid library card to listen or read ebook version
  • Purchase book

When: Middle Schoolfirst Tuesday in November, January, March and May.
Teen – last Tuesday of every month

Time: Both groups meet 2:50-3:20 pm

Where: Media Center


Middle School Selection

The In-Between by Rebecca K.S. Ansari
Meeting: Monday, November 29

“Cooper is lost. Ever since his father left their family three years ago, he has become distant from friends, constantly annoyed by his little sister, Jess, and completely fed up with the pale, creepy rich girl who moved in next door and won’t stop staring at him. So when Cooper learns of an unsolved mystery his sister has discovered online, he welcomes the distraction, It’s the tale of a deadly train crash that occurred a hundred years ago, in which one young boy among the dead was never identified. The only distinguishing mark on him was a strange insignia on his suit coat, a symbol no one has seen before or since. Jess is fascinated by the mystery of the unknown child — because she’s seen the insignia. It’s the symbol on the jacket of the girl next door”–Jacket flap.


Teen Selection

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
Meeting: Tuesday, November 30

Tierney James, sixteen, struggles to endure the year in which she and other young women are banished to the wild until, purified, the survivors are allowed to return home and marry.

Upcoming titles

Month TeenMiddle School
October Burn by Patrick NessNo Meeting
NovemberThe Grace Year by Kim LiggettThe In-Between by Rebecca K.S. Ansari
DecemberWhat I Carry by Jennifer Longo  No Meeting
JanuaryTBDTBD
FebruaryTBDNo Meeting
MarchWe are not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez  Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh  
April TBDNo Meeting
May TBDTBD