For My Readers - Fun Things to do with books - Book Clubs

Looking for something to do on your holidays? Start a book club with friends that like reading as much as you do. Here’s how.

  1. Choose five friends from your class, sports teams, cousins or family friends. Pick a book and send them an invitation to read it and then meet to talk about it.
  2. Decide where to meet on a regular basis. The best place is at each other’s houses but you could meet at the public library.
  3. Each member selects a book everyone is to read. Keep track of what you read (without doing a book report). Use a book log, scrapbook or sketch pad to record puzzling or interesting things about the story.
  4. Each host leads a discussion based on book club questions and provides a snack. Its fun if the snack is some kind of food found in the book.

Discussion Points for When the Cherry Blossoms Fell by Jennifer Maruno

  1. What is a curfew? How would your life change if you couldn’t go out of the house after 8 o’clock?
  2. Are family photographs important?
  3. Why was Michiko’s Japanese not good enough to understand everything said?
  4. Why did the teacher change Michiko's name? Do you think that is right?
  5. What are some of the things the author not saying?

Discussion points for Warbird by Jennifer Maruno

  1. Was Etienne’s life any different after running away from home?
  2. He gave away or traded all that he owned. Would you do that?
  3. How is Huron law different from Canadian law? Could we govern using these laws?
  4. At what point do you think Etienne’s adventure really ended?
  5. What are some of the things the author did not say?

Coming Soon!



Fourteen year old Jonny Joe wasn’t like any of the others at Redemption Residential Christian School. An orphaned white boy in a school full of Indians, he spoke English and a only a little of their native jargon. He knew nothing of their legends and beliefs. Life on Keeper Island was nothing but school, work, and hunger.

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