Monsters in May

Students–choose either the novel or the graphic novel version of the late Walter Dean Myer’s award-winning story of Steve Harmon who is accused of robbery and felony murder.  While awaiting trial Steve looks back on the events leading up to his crime and wonders where things went wrong. This book is being made into a movie starring Jennifer Hudson and Rakim “A$AP Rocky” Mayers and should be released in 2017.

Check out the video of Walter Dean Myers discussing his book.  Warning: spoilers!


Adventures in April

Students have the choice of 2 titles to read for this month’s discussion.

Treasure Island

Option 1


Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Adventure

Following the demise of bloodthirsty buccaneer Captain Flint, young Jim Hawkins finds himself with the key to a fortune. For he has discovered a map that will lead him to the fabled Treasure Island. But a host of villains, wild beasts and deadly savages stand between him and the stash of gold. Not to mention the most infamous pirate ever to sail the high seas.
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Anne of Green Gables

Option 2


Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
Genre: Coming of Age

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are in for a big surprise. They’re waiting for an orphan boy to help with the work at Green Gables – but a skinny, red-haired girl turns up instead. Feisty and full of spirit, Anne Shirley charms her way into the Cuthberts’ affection with her vivid imagination and constant chatter. It’s not long before Anne finds herself in trouble, but soon it’s impossible to imagine life without her.
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