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