Book Club

Book Club for 2020-21 will be virtual!

About: Read the current month’s book selection and then join Mrs. Haake online for a discussion.

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 may 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
Both groups meet at 2:50-3:30 pm

Where: Schoology/Google Meet


Middle School Selection

Free Lunch by Rex Ogle

Free Lunch is the story of Rex Ogle’s first semester in sixth grade. Rex and his baby brother often went hungry, wore secondhand clothes, and were short of school supplies, and Rex was on his school’s free lunch program. Grounded in the immediacy of physical hunger and the humiliation of having to announce it every day in the school lunch line, Rex’s is a compelling story of a more profound hunger—that of a child for his parents’ love and care. Compulsively readable, beautifully crafted, and authentically told with the voice and point of view of a 6th-grade kid, Free Lunch is a remarkable debut by a gifted storyteller.


Teen Selection

Frankly in Love by David Yoon

“High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love–or himself–at all” Provided by publisher.