Introducing Book Club!


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So many amazing books are out there featuring different characters and showcasing cultures from around the world.

Guess what? FHS has a brand new club: Book Club! I was lucky enough to interview the founders of the club, freshmen Lorelai Eidswick and Noila Maksudiy. They were able to answer some very important questions regarding their club. Check out the Q & A below!

1. Why did you decide to start this club?

We decided to start this club after realizing no book clubs are currently offered at the schoolWe chose to focus on diversity within reading as a part of our mission because we acknowledge how important it is to educate ourselves and attempt to understand the different struggles and perspectives in society. Reading helps us to achieve this goal by giving us an opportunity to see the world through a different lens, and further conceptualize what others are going through. 

Some of the best books (especially in the YA genre) tend to showcase a cast of diverse individuals. (Meredith Goldstein)

2. Who is running the club?

The book club was created and is run by us, Lorelai Eidswick and Noila Maksudiy. Our advisor is Ms. Lawson, who also helped in starting the club. 

Ms. Lawson is leading the brand new club alongside Lorelai and Noila. (Grace Tucceri)

3. What are the club’s main goals?

The main goals of the club are to provide an opportunity to read and discuss books with others in the community and to provide an educational opportunity for diversity through reading

4. Which book will the club read first?

The first book we will be reading is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, a fantasy following six different teenagers completing a heist. We will begin reading it after our first meeting, next Thursday (the 11th) from 2:15 to 2:45.

An aesthetically pleasing shot of the club’s first book. (The Fallen Angel)

5. Where can I sign up for it?

You can sign up for the club through Google Classroom, and you can join at any time. The code is 4cfa62f, and more information about the club is posted there. 

This screenshot shows the Google Classroom page for Book Club. (Grace Tucceri)

I’d like to thank Lorelai and Noila for such a successful interview! I too cannot wait for Book Club. Be sure to sign up if you want to read and discuss some great stories this year!