Choice Literacy Book Club

Welcome to the Choice Literacy Book Club! We're glad you're here! Check out the first session for more information about the Choice Literacy Book Club. (This is a club, not a course. The Choice Literacy Book Club began in February 2021.)

Resources
Book Club Printable Bookmarks
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Instructor
Ruth Ayres

Ruth Ayres is the Editor-in-Chief of the Choice Literacy site and director of The Lead Learners Consortium in northern Indiana. Ruth’s background includes work as a middle and high school language arts and science teacher, a k-12 instructional coach, and writing books, articles, and lots of blog posts. She wrote Enticing Hard-to-Reach Writers (Stenhouse, 2019) and other books. When not writing professionally, Ruth collects stories of adoption, faith and whimsy. You can follow her at Ruth Ayres Writes or @ruth_ayres on Twitter or Instagram.

Instructor
Christy Rush-Levine

Christy Rush-Levine has been a middle school language arts teacher since 2000, a Choice Literacy contributor since 2014, and a college instructor since 2017. She lives and works in a suburb of Chicago. Christy blogs at  interstice: not the lines; the spaces betweenShe can be found on Twitter (@CRushLevine) and Instagram (@rushreads and @rushcl).

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Curriculum

1
Join Us! Everything You Need to Know about the Choice Literacy Book Club

Find out how to join the Choice Literacy Book Club. Don't miss the printable bookmarks!

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February Book Club: The Barren Grounds by David Robertson

Christy Rush-Levine selected a middle grade fantasy novel, The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson, for the February book selection.

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March Book Club: Little Brown by Marla Frazee

Bitsy Parks selected a rich picture book, Little Brown by Marla Frazee, as the March book selection.

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April Book Club: Neville by Norton Juster and G. Brian Karas

Matt Renwick, an elementary principal in Wisconsin, selected Neville by Norton Juster as the April book selection.

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May Book Club: My Hero Academia, Volume 1 by Kohei Horikoshi

Dana Murphy selected My Hero Academia, Volume 1 for the May book selection.

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June Book Club: Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz

Stella Villalba selected Hear My Voice/Escucha Mi Voz compiled by Warren Binford for Project Amplify as the June book.

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July Book Club: Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal

Jen Schwanke chose Alma and How She Got Her Name for our July pick. Follow #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub to be the first to know.

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August Book Club: Ouch! Moments, by Michael Genhart and Viviana Garafoli

Tammy Mulligan selected Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways by Michael Genhart and Viviana Garafoli for our August book pick.

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September Book Club: So You Want to Be an Owl by Jane Porter and Maddie Frost

Heather Fisher has selected So You Want to Be an Owl by Jane Porter and Maddie Frost. Follow #ChoiceLiteracyBookClub to join the conversation. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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October Book Club: Enduring Freedom by Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy

Enduring Freedom by Jawad Arash and Trent Reedy is the October book selection for the Choice Literacy Book Club.