Middle-Grade Book Club is turning 1 year old! Congratulations to our readers and to Rebecca Caprara!
**Note the date! We’re meeting a week later than usual!**
This story was going to begin like all the best stories. With a school bus falling from the sky. But no one saw it happen. They were all too busy—
Talking about boogers.
Stealing pocket change.
Executing complicated handshakes.
Planning an escape.
But mostly, too busy walking home.
Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and brilliantly weaves them into one wickedly funny, piercingly poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life. Look Both Ways is a National Book Award Finalist and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019!
Led by local author Rebecca Caprara (The Magic of Melwick Orchard) — readers can enjoy and discuss great mid-grade reads. Rebecca will also challenge participants to talk about their own stories and story ideas, and engage with them in writing exercises as well.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.