September 13, 2011
Watervliet students, parents, grandparents, and other family members are invited to participate in the Book Club. The Book Club, which begins it second year, meets at the Watervliet Public Library each month to discuss the book that was read. October's book is "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.
Copies of the book are available at the public library and the HS library. Students who attend the book club will receive extra credit from their English teacher. Students who bring a family member or guest who has read the book will receive DOUBLE extra credit points.
Fall meeting dates and book titles below:
Tuesday, October 4, 6:30-7:30pm
by Kathryn Stockett
The Help is told from three alternating viewpoints. One narrator is Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a young college grad from a middle-class white family who dreams of being a writer. Another narrator is Aibileen, a middle-aged black woman who has been a maid her whole life, raising no less than 17 white children in the process. And the last narrator is Minny, another black maid in her thirties who is Aibileen’s best friend despite the fact that the two women couldn’t be more different. All three women talk mostly of the same event: Skeeter’s idea for a book in which black maids give the real scoop on what it’s like to work for white women.
Tuesday, November 1, 6:30-7:30pm
by Suzanne Collins
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Tuesday, December 13, 6:30-7:30pm
by Scott Westerfeld
The Uglies is set in a world in which everyone has an operation when they turn sixteen, making them supermodel beautiful. Big eyes, full lips, no one fat or skinny. You might think this is a good thing, but it’s not. Especially if you’re one of the Smokies, a bunch of radical teens who’ve decided they want to keep their own faces. (How anti-social of them.)