Bookstormers Book C Lub
Come 'read up a storm!' with our newest book discussion! The JHS Library has partnered with Longwood Public Library to bring you a brand new book club where members will get a chance to read stories and discuss books with peers in an informal setting. Snacks and activities included!
Bookstormers will have monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month, after school from 2:45pm - 4:00pm.
You may register with Mrs. Stabile in the library, or visit Teen Services at the Longwood Public Library.
*Registration is REQUIRED!*
First club meeting: Wednesday, February 14th 2018
The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
If you liked the story Jumanji, you'll love this book. At Farah's 12th birthday party, she mistakenly receives an odd mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand from her aunt. Just as Farah and her friends are realizing the mystery of this board game, Farah's brother disappears into the game. Despite Aunt Zohra's warnings, Farah and her friends must join the game and battle the evil Lord Amari in order to save themselves and retrieve Farah's younger brother.
*Be sure to read the entire book by this date. You will returning your book at this meeting. You will be able to register for March meeting as well.
March club meeting: Wednesday, March 21st 2018
I WILL always write Back
By Martin Ganda, Caitlin Alifirenka & Liz Welch
"It started as an assignment. Everyone in Caitlin's class wrote to an unknown student in a distant place. Martin was lucky to even receive a letter. There were only ten letters, and fifty kids in his class. But he was the top student, so he got the first one.
The letter was the beginning of a correspondence that spanned six years and changed two lives.
In this compelling memoir, with an updated epilogue for this edition, Caitlin and Martin recount how they became best friends - and better people - through their long-distance exchange."
April club meeting: Wednesday, April 18th 2018
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
"RUNNING. That's all that Ghost (real name Castle Cranshaw) has ever known. But never for a track team. Nope, his game has always been ball. But when Ghost impulsively challenges an elite sprinter to a race - and wins- the Olympic medalist track coach sees he's something: crazy natural talent. Thing is, Ghost has something else: a lot of anger, and a past that he tries to outrun. Can Ghost harness his raw talent for speed and meld with the team, or will his past finally catch up to him?"
Final club meeting: Wednesday, May 16th 2018
A snicker of magic by Natalie Lloyd
"Felicity Pickles had just moved to Midnight Gulch, Tennessee... a town which legend says was once filled with magic. But, the town has since been cursed and the magic has disappeared. It just so happens that Felicity is a little bit magical herself - she's a word collector and can see words floating in the air all around her. She is convinced there really is still magic in Midnight Gulch and in order to make this new town her home, she's going to team up with her new friends to break the curse and bring the magic back. "
**Community Service hours available! Students who join us this month will receive 3 hours of service from the Longwood Public Library. Certificates will be provided. **