S9 YA Readers Book Club

Sponsors: Mrs. Madison and Mrs. Knight

Interest Meeting: September 24, 2014, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

General Information for Students and Parents


1. Students must obtain a copy of the book of the month.

Ways to read:

  • Purchase a copy of the book.
  • Purchase the e-Book on your e-Reader or smart phone.
  • Check the book out from the S9 library or public library.
  • Borrow the book from a friend.

2. Prior to each meeting, students must finish the book in its entirety.

*Please notify Mrs. Madison or Mrs. Knight if there is a problem finding or purchasing the book.

3. Transportation

*Students must be picked up promptly after each book club meeting.

Book Selection Criteria

Book club members will read young adult literature or adult literature for teens (also known as crossover fiction). Each book is recommended for high school students and will be previewed by the sponsor and/or co-sponsor. Additionally, one or more of the following review guides/periodicals will be used in the selection process: School Library Journal, goodreads.com, yabookscentral.com, and YALSA http://www.ala.org/yalsa/.

Note: Other guides and blogs that are not listed here may be used.

A member may choose to opt out of a particular month’s selection or choose another book. Members should notify Mrs. Madison or Mrs. Knight if they choose to opt out. Please note that reading is an important freedom, and we expect our student members to respect that freedom by being mature, responsible readers.

*For more information about young adult literature and to access a Teen Reading Guide for Parents, visit www.ala.org/yalsa.