Our first reading group recently completed "The Hate U Give." We had spirited
discussions and shared varying insights gained from the text. We can't wait to see the
movie this fall!
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 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 second book is “Dear Martin” written by Nic Stone. Books on our expanding bookshelf
The Hate U Give (completed)
Dear Martin (Nic Stone)
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 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 "Dear Martin," and you will hear from us
very soon. We have scheduled September 20, 2018 for the start of the program, so as soon as
you get the book, start reading. On the 20th we would like to start our web-based discussion about
the first nine chapters (just 83 pages). You might be further along by then, but that is where we will
You can share this page with friends you think might enjoy reading along with us! Don't delay,
submit your registration form right away!
A Web-Based Read and Discussion Program