Book Your Lunch (Discussion)

Today will be the first day of our book discussion with a **FREE** lunch! If you’re interested you can still check out A Wrinkle in Time (graphic novel or novel) or Kindred (graphic novel or novel…HS only) and just come talk to the YA librarian about the books and your other reading interests.

The online option is still available with checking in on Facebook over the Live chat.

If you come to ALL book discussions you get an extra two ultimate prize raffle tickets!

**Note: Open to 6th graders who want to read A Wrinkle in Time for their school’s summer reading list.

Book Discussion *Update*

Not mentioned in our Summer Reading Guide for the book discussion is that Kindred will be for High School only!

High School students will have both A Winkle in Time or Kindred to choose from but Middle School Students will be reading A Wrinkle in Time only.

Again, anyone can choose either the novel or graphic novel versions of these books. Below you will find a reading schedule. The first meeting will assume the first part of the schedule is read.

It was a dark and stormy night.

Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary adventure – one that will threaten their lives and our universe.

Winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal, A Wrinkle in Time is the first book in Madeleine L’Engle’s classic Time Quintet. ” -Picture and Description from Goodreads

A Wrinkle in Time Reading Schedule:

12 Chapters Total: 2 Chapters a week for 6 weeks

Graphic Novel will follow the same pattern

June 18th: discuss chapters 1 and 2

June 25th: discuss chapters 3 and 4

July 2nd: discuss chapters 5 and 6

July 9th: discuss chapters 7 and 8

July 16th: discuss chapters 9 and 10

July 23rd: discuss chapters 11 and 12

” The first science fiction written by a black woman, Kindred has become a cornerstone of black American literature. This combination of slave memoir, fantasy, and historical fiction is a novel of rich literary complexity. Having just celebrated her 26th birthday in 1976 California, Dana, an African-American woman, is suddenly and inexplicably wrenched through time into antebellum Maryland. After saving a drowning white boy there, she finds herself staring into the barrel of a shotgun and is transported back to the present just in time to save her life. During numerous such time-defying episodes with the same young man, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. ” -Picture and Description from Goodreads

Kindred the Graphic Novel Reading Schedule:

5 sections: 1 section a week with section 3 broken into 2 parts

June 18th: discuss section 1 “the prologue” “the river” and “the fire”

June 25th: discuss section 2 “the fall”

July 2nd: discuss section 3 “the fight” until page 130

July 9th: discuss section 3 “the fight” beginning on page 131 until section 4

July 16th: discuss section 4 “the storm”

July 23rd: discuss section 5 “the rope” and the epilogue

Novel will follow same pattern with “the fight” ending on page 138 for week 3 and beginning on page 138-139 for week 4