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 of 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

The Truth as told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor

Mason Buttle is the biggest, sweatiest kid in his grade, and everyone knows he can barely read or write. Mason’s learning disabilities are compounded by grief. Fifteen months ago, Mason’s best friend, Benny Kilmartin, turned up dead in the Buttle family’s orchard. An investigation drags on, and Mason, honest as the day is long, can’t understand why Lieutenant Baird won’t believe the story Mason has told about that day. Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He’s desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny.”–Dust jacket.


Teen Selection

They Both Die in the End by Adam Silvera

 In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.