Join Book Club

Join Book Club via Schoology Course (WQGT8-7KTNT). 


We expect to meet in person in the library during the 2021/2022 school year. We traditionally meet once a month. Book Club student leaders are working out exact dates and times, which will be published here as well as our Schoology page.

Possible Titles for 21/22

*With the Fire on High: Elizabeth Acevedo (Sept)

*Breath Like Water: Anna Jarzab

*Dark Sky Rising: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

*Punching the Air: Ibi Zoboi

*Field Notes on Love: Jennifer E. Smith

*Anxious People: Frederick Backman

*Game Changer: Neal Shusterman

*The Nickel Boys: Colson Whitehead

*Furia: Yamile Saied Mendez

*Grown: Tiffany D. Jackson

*The Inheritance Games: Jennifer Lynn Barnes

*Ordinary Hazards: Nikki Grimes

*Stamped: Jason Reynolds

*The Loop: Ben Oliver


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Book Club

Student leadership is working to set book club dates and times for the 2021/2022 school year.

Our first book is With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. You can read it over the summer to get a head start! 

We will choose other books from the list below for other book club meetings. We probably won't read all of them, but they are all fantastic and we highly recommend them for summer reading. 


There are three opportunities to earn stuff for your letterjacket. All three require you to join our Schoology book club page, where you'll find quizzes and necessary information. Email the librarians with questions!

Here is the document you'll use to track your progress. Make a copy in your Drive to edit it as your own.

The Varsity Reading Letter Requirements: Pass reading quizzes (80% or higher) for each of 10 separate book club books, plus do two 'community service reading projects,' such as recording a 60 second book trailer or attending an online author event. Complete by May 1 to earn the silver varsity letter.

The Gateway Readers Award Patch: Finish all 15 Missouri Gateway Readers Award books before March 1 in the year they are nominated (and pass the reader quizzes with 80% or higher). Cast your vote for the statewide winner on March 1. 

The State Qualifier Varsity Reading Letter + Gateway Patch: This is really, really tough! Finish all 25 short-listed books for the following year's Gateway list, vote on all books to narrow the list to 15 books for all high schools in the state of Missouri, plus write four multiple choice questions (with answers) for all 15 books. All this must be done between when the list comes out in mid-August and when we cast our votes in late November. Completing this also means you will have read all 15 of the following year's Gateway books, so you also earn the Gateway Readers Patch for that group of books.

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