Book Club starts with multigenerational selection Sabol, Taylor are advisers

While waiting for class to start, sophomores Makenna Thayer and Ariana San Juan discuss books that they would like to read in Book Club. “I stopped reading books for a while and I think a book club can encourage me and a lot of other students to get back into reading,” sophomore Ariana San Juan said. “I think it’ll be fun to discover new books.” Photo Credit: Eriyale Williams

Over the past two years, starting a book club was an interest for English teacher Cathy Sabol and Assistant Principal Trish Taylor.

“We both think that books are a great way [for students] to get to know [each other] and talk about things and ideas that are bigger than ourselves,” Sabol said.

For the first month, the club will be reading and discussing “Unbecoming” by Jenny Downham. The club plans on finishing a book every month, except for November, and will discuss the book on the first Thursday of every month.

“I liked how [the book] is about a multigenerational story, with a girl in high school, her mother and her grandmother,” Taylor said. “I think that all lot of students in the district can relate to this story because many families are becoming more and more multigenerational.”

This list was created by looking at selections from the American Library Association and also from student input.

“I’m not sure if I will join [Book Club] but I think that it is a good way to get students reading and thinking about things they don’t normally,” sophomore Jessica Wiley said.

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