Reading is a great way to build your vocabulary, gain diverse insights and perspectives, enhance
writing skills, and simply enjoy learning and being entertained.  However, I know many teens (and a
good many adults for that matter) simply have a hard time getting into reading.  But since reading is
so essential to personal, professional, and education development; it is especially vital that teens
engage in extracurricular reading activities.  
Let’s Read! is a web-based read and discussion
program that attempts to increase teen reading.

To start, we have chosen several relevant books that address important issues and are
entertaining, easy to read, and thought provoking.  The program includes assigned independent
reading of portions of the texts followed by web-based discussion and analysis. Interacting with
others, hearing other perspectives, sharing ideas and revelations, is a great way to get into a book.
Our fifth book is
American Street by Ibi Zoboi.  Other books on our expanding bookshelf include:  

                                           The Hate U Give  
                                         Dear Martin (Nic Stone) (completed)
                                       Buck: A Memoir (M.K. Asante)
                                    Long Way Down (Jason Reynolds)
                                    Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi)
                                         American Street (Ibi Zoboi)
                                Warmth of Other Suns (Isabel Wilkerson)
                               If Beale Street Could Talk (James Baldwin)

If you want to participate in Let's Read!--and I hope you do, please fill out the short registration
form below, check out from your local library or purchase
American Street and you will hear from
us very soon.  We have scheduled
February 7, 2019  for our first discussion session, so as soon
as you get the book, start reading.  On the 7th we would like to start our web-based discussion
about chapters one through 5 (57 pages).  You might be further along by then, but that is where we
will start.  

You can share this page with friends you think might enjoy reading along with us!  Don't delay,
submit your registration form right away!
Let's Read!
A Web-Based Read and Discussion Program
Yes!   I want to participate in the Let's Read! program.  Here is my registration information.
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