Tween Book Club: The Wednesday Wars

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Allowed Ages: 9 to 12

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Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club. In August we will be reading The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt - two time Newbery honor winner and National Book Award finalist who will be joining our meeting! Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet via Zoom. Participants are welcome to bring suggestions for future books or genres to read together!

Holling Hoodhood begins his seventh-grade school year at Camillo Junior High in Long Island, New York. From day one, Holling can sense that Mrs. Baker, his English teacher, hates him. She puts him to work on Wednesday afternoons when the rest of the class attends religious classes, and she eventually assigns Shakespearean plays for him to read. Throughout the school year, Holling learns valuable lessons through the lens of his Shakespeare reading as he navigates new experiences, school bullies, family life, and unlikely friendships, all amidst the tumultuous national events of 1967 and 1968.