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Explore new worlds with the Bookaneers, a virtual book club for 5th-8th graders. Read part of a book each week, then discuss the week's reading with your friends at our Cisco Webex (virtual video conference) meeting on Thursdays from 4-4:30 PM. 

To get a physical copy of this month's book, a reading schedule, and a link to each week's Cisco Webex meeting, register at the Youth Desk, call (330) 868-4101, or email Miss Sarah at Registration opens November 5.

Don't know what to say? "Hi, I'm [your name], I'm in [your grade], and I want to [learn more about/sign up for] the Bookaneers." 


From the Desk of Zoe Washington book cover.

December: From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks  |  December 3, 10, & 17

Zoe Washington isn't sure what to write. What does a girl say to the father she's never met, hadn't heard from until his letter arrived on her twelfth birthday, and who's been in prison for a terrible crime?

A crime he says he never committed.

Could Marcus really be innocent? Zoe is determined to uncover the truth. Even if it means hiding his letters and her investigation from the rest of her family. Everyone else thinks Zoe's worrying about doing a good job at her bakery internship and proving to her parents that she's worthy of auditioning for Food Network's Kids Bake Challenge.

But with bakery confections on one part of her mind, and Marcus's conviction weighing heavily on the other, this is one recipe Zoe doesn't know how to balance. The only thing she knows to be true: Everyone lies.

     Read these chapters by these dates:

         Chapters 1-12 by December 3

           Chapters 13-24 by December 10

           Chapters 25-37 by December 17

It's okay if you want to read ahead... just don't spoil upcoming chapters for everyone else in our discussions! And it's okay if you don't get a chance to finish reading the selected chapters for a meeting; you're still welcome to join us.

January: TBD



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