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1. Zoom Book Club for Elementary/Middle Educators - "Echo Mountain" by Lauren Wolk

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 7/15/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, July 15th at 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Zoom Session/Online

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and well reviewed middle grade novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Echo Mountain" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"When the Great Depression takes almost everything they own, Ellie's family is forced to leave their home in town and start over in the untamed forests of nearby Echo Mountain. Ellie has found a welcome freedom, and a love of the natural world, in her new life on the mountain. But there is little joy, even for Ellie, as her family struggles with the aftermath of an accident that has left her father in a coma. An accident unfairly blamed on Ellie.
Determined to help her father, Ellie will make her way to the top of the mountain in search of the healing secrets of a woman known only as "the hag." But the hag, and the mountain, still have many untold stories left to reveal and, with them, a fresh chance at happiness. Echo Mountain is celebration of finding your own path and becoming your truest self. " - Penguin Random House

2. Zoom Book Club for Secondary Educators - "Dancing at the Pity Party" by Tyler Feder

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Educators, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 7/22/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, July 22nd at: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Zoom Session/Online

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and well-reviewed secondary novels.. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Dancing at the Pity Party" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"From before her mother's first oncology appointment through the stages of her cancer to the funeral, sitting shiva, and afterward, when she must try to make sense of her life as a motherless daughter, Tyler Feder tells her story in this graphic novel that is full of piercing-but also often funny-details. She shares the important post-death firsts, such as celebrating holidays without her mom, the utter despair of cleaning out her mom's closet, ending old traditions and starting new ones, and the sting of having the "I've got to tell Mom about this" instinct and not being able to act on it. This memoir, bracingly candid and sweetly humorous, is for anyone struggling with loss who just wants someone to get it." - Penguin Random House

3. Zoom Book Club for Elementary/Middle Educators - "Clean Getaway"οΏ½ by Nic Stone

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 7/29/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, July 29th at 10:00am

Location: Use your own device to connect to ZOOM.

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and well reviewed middle grade novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Clean Getaway"οΏ½ is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma: Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED. Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either. Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home.
What Not to Bring: A Cell Phone: Avoid contact with Dad at all costs. Even when G'ma starts acting stranger than usual.
Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with this New York Times bestseller and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem-his G'ma included. " - Penguin Random House

4. Zoom Book Club for Secondary Educators - "Kent State" by Deborah Wiles

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Educators, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 8/5/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, August 5th at 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Zoom Session/Online

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and well-reviewed secondary novels.. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Kent State" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Kent State University. As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed. To this day, there is still an argument of what happened and why. Told in multiple voices from a number of vantage points - protestor, Guardsman, townie, student - Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio "¦an event that, even fifty years later, still resonates deeply." - Scholastic Publishing

5. Zoom Book Club for Elementary/Middle Educators - "The List of Things That Will Not Change" by Kate Stead

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 8/12/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, August 12th at: 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Zoom Session/Online

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and well reviewed middle grade novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "The List of Things That Will Not Change" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"After her parents' divorce, Bea's life became different in many ways. But she can always look back at the list she keeps in her green notebook to remember the things that will stay the same. The first and most important: Mom and Dad will always love Bea, and each other. When Dad tells Bea that he and his boyfriend, Jesse, are getting married, Bea is thrilled. Bea loves Jesse, and when he and Dad get married, she'll finally (finally!) have what she's always wanted-a sister. Even though she's never met Jesse's daughter, Sonia, Bea is sure that they'll be "just like sisters anywhere." As the wedding day approaches, Bea will learn that making a new family brings questions, surprises, and joy, and readers will discover why the New York Times called Rebecca Stead a "writer of great feeling." - Penguin Random House

6. Zoom Book Club for Secondary Educators - "They Went Left" by Monica Hesse

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Educators, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 8/19/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, August 19th at 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Zoom Session/Online

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and well-reviewed secondary novels.. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "They Went Left" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal, her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else-her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja-they went left.
Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancΓ©. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once.
But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her-or help her rebuild her world." - Little, Brown Publishers

7. Zoom Book Club for Elementary/Middle Educators - "Here in the Real World" by Sara Pennypacke

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants & Aides

Dates: 8/26/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, August 26th at 10:00 - 11:00 am

Location: Zoom Session/Online

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and well reviewed middle grade novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Here in the REal World" is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

"Ware can't wait to spend summer "off in his own world"-dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called "normal" kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot.
Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer-he doesn't live in the "real world" like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights' Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good-and vows to save the lot.
But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?" - Harper Collins