The Wandering Book Club
Date: Wednesday, October 18
Time: 6 p.m.
The Red Bandana: A Life, A Choice, A Legacy
by Tom Rinaldi
What would you do in the last hour of your life? The Red Bandana relates the story of Welles Crowther, whose actions on 9/11 offer a lasting lesson on character, calling and courage.
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Wednesday, November 8: Book and location TBD
Mahoning Valley Book Club
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Stonebridge Grill & Tavern
1497 Boardman-Canfield Rd.
Next to Handel's on Rt. 224 on the Canfield/Boardman border
Restaurant phone: (330) 629-8040
Monday, October 16, Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst (first half)
In their hit books Notice and Note and Reading Nonfiction, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst showed teachers how to help students become close readers. Now, in Disrupting Thinking they take teachers a step further and discuss an on-going problem: lack of engagement with reading. They explain that all too often, no matter the strategy shared with students, too many students remain disengaged and reluctant readers. The problem, they suggest, is that we have misrepresented to students why we read and how we ought to approach any text - fiction or nonfiction.
With their hallmark humor and their appreciated practicality, Beers and Probst present a vision of what reading and what education across all the grades could be.
The Border by Steve Schafer (first half)
Perfect for readers of This Is Where it Ends, The Border is a gripping drama about four teens, forced to flee home after a deadly cartel rips apart their families. They must now face life-threatening danger and unimaginable sacrifice as they attempt to cross the U.S. border.
Monday, November 13: We will finish the rest of Disrupting Thinking and The Border.
Monday, December 11: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas