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New WCHS Virtual Book Club

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       During these long winter days living during a pandemic, it’s a perfect time to catch up on your reading. And, what is even better, is to join the Wayne County High School Virtual Teen Book Club, which is a partnership between the Wayne County High School Library and the Wayne County Public Library.

       “We are so excited about our virtual book club in conjunction with the public library,” said WCHS Librarian Carol Ford. “This is really a rewarding project for me because the children’s and teen librarians are former WCHS students who were also my library assistants as students.”

         Current high school students may be able to gain a few bonus points in some of their classes, as a result of this opportunity. In March, students can look forward to being offered the young adult adaptation of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken and another selection from the Once Upon a Time series.

        All WCHS students are welcome to join the book club provided they 1: Read and agree to the virtual discussion rules. 2. Pick up the selected books to read or purchase their own books.

       The good news is that the books read for the book club are provided by the public library and or the school. Books selected are books for teens/ young adults and cover a variety of genres/types of literature.

       No member of the book club is forced to read any book for the book club. Reading the books is at the discretion or will of the book club member. However, book club members are encouraged to read the books in order to fully participate in virtual discussions.

       Ford has created a Google Classroom for high school students or staff to enable them to read and discuss the book of the month.

       Books selected may have mature content and mature language. Members do not have to read the books if anything /any topic or literary device in the book is objectionable to them. However, it is the goal of the club to promote further understanding, appreciation, and analysis of literature by reading and discussing a variety of types of literature.

        Books are discussed online in the Google class for the book club. Members are asked to participate in an organized and mature manner. No volatile or derogatory comments will be allowed. Mrs. Ford reserves the right to remove, censure, delete any inappropriate comments or discussion.

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