The books we’ve chosen for the first Girl & Grown-Up Book Club meetings of the 2017-2018 school year feature characters who are struggling to develop new friendships and dealing with change in their existing friendships. We chose to think about these books with a focus on inclusion and empathy.
This year, in addition to giving ourselves a new name and expanding the grade levels of our participants, we’ve decided to announce all the book titles for the whole year… right now!
YA books with powerful female characters & unique voices. Great for the Reading Without Walls Challenge. 4 min read
The main characters in these books develop leadership skills as a way of dealing with challenges and achieving their goals. I hope their words inspired you to try something new. 4 min read
“Beautiful” by Naomi Katz gives adults a road map for supporting our daughters: respect their minds, respect their feelings, be gentle and compassionate, listen to their voices. 3 min read
Our April book selection for grades 4 & 5 is “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson. 3 min read
Our April book selection for grades 2 & 3 is the book of verse “Inside Out and Back Again” by Thanhha Lai. 3 min read
Our March book selection for grades 4 & 5 is the historical fiction book “The War that Saved My Life” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley 3 min read
Our March book selection for Grades 2 & 3 is the historical fiction book “Number the Stars” by Lois Lowry. 3 min read
Our February book selection for 4th and 5th grades is My Life with Chimpanzees by Jane Goodall. 3 min read