Are you a student at Waltham High School and love to read? Come join the lunch time book club. We meet one Wednesday a month at the school library during second and third lunches. Our next book is Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. Speak is the story of Melinda, who stopped talking after she called the police and got all of her friends in trouble at a party. Throughout the book, we learn why Melinda stopped talking and why she called the police. Speak has been in the news, lately, as the object of a book challenge brought forth by a Missouri professor. Read the Entertainment Weekly article about the professor’s challenge to remove the book from area schools. And here is a great blog post from a teenager speaking out in defense of Speak. Speak is not the only book that’s been challenged. How many books from this list have you read?
If you’re a Waltham High School Student and would like to join our book club, talk to Laura Bernheim at the Waltham Public Library or Kendall Boninti at the Waltham High School Library.
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