Each month Jen Vincent and I participate in a book club together. We take turns selecting the book. Throughout the month we enter a Google chat back and forth in a Google doc. On Sunday’s we post our chat on our blogs.
Our book club book is often my favorite part of my reading month. Last month we were lucky enough to have author Gae Polisner join us as we chatted about her book A Pull of Gravity. Our book club is a way for us to deapen our understanding of how to talk about books. I feel that our authentic conversations help me a great deal in how I talk books with my fourth graders. Also, it’s a lot of fun.
On February 11th, at the Anderson’s Kid Lit Breakfast, Jen gave me the book Same Sun Here for our March read. I’ve been hearing great things about the book, and I’m super excited to start discussing it with Jen. Same Sun Here is written in letters. Two pen pals writing back and forth to each other. Jen wrote me a letter describing why she picked the book, and how much she enjoys our books club. It was super sweet!
Happy Reading Everyone!