Coming Soon: 7th and 8th Grade Book Club – The Rock and the River, by Kekla Magoon

WHO: 7th and 8th grade readers.

WHAT: A book club to discuss The Rock and the River, a book about a 13 year old boy living in Chicago in 1968, right at the crux of the Civil Rights Movement. The Rock and the River is an award-winning novel told from a unique and valuable point of view. Copies of the book will be available from our library and the public library, and copies can also be purchased on Amazon.

WHEN: Thursday, October 12 from 11:30-12:00 (during middle school lunch).

WHERE: The Learning Village Library.

WHY: Because stories provide valuable opportunities to learn about our world through the eyes of people different than us. And studying history can help us to understand more about who we are today, and how we got here.

See you there!

*Read more about The Rock and the River on its Amazon page here.  It is an award winning novel that covers some very tough subjects, and doesn’t shy away from difficult moments and conversations. Especially sensitive readers may appreciate reading the book with a parent or friend. This book club is not mandatory. If you do not feel comfortable with our book choice, please discuss with your student before they sign up. We look forward to an engaging and insightful discussion surrounding the topics covered in this novel.


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