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November 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am$60
Please Join Dr. Elena Merenda for a Virtual Book Club for kids. It is designed for children ages 8-12 years.
The club will meet weekly on Sundays from 10:00-11:00 am starting November 21-December 12, 2021.
During each club meeting we will read the book together and have discussions that are relatable to the children’s lives.
The chosen book is “Wonder” which is about a boy named August Pullman who was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. Beginning from Auggie’s point of view and expanding to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others, the perspectives converge to form a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope.
Please note: We will be meeting over zoom, there may be some reading required outside of the sessions together, and you will have to purchase the book beforehand.