Brownies -n- Books!

A pile of brownies is pictured with text saying Brownies n Books. I blocks.High Schoolers: Lead a brief book discussion on a title or author you love, or join a genre discussion to share recommendations. Maggie brings brownies and you bring your interest in books.

When?  I-block on… Topic: Leaders:
Friday, Oct. 22 I was their American Dream by Malaka Gharib, and additional noteworthy graphic memoirs. Dakota
Monday, Oct. 25 Dungeons and Dragons resources, the Drizzt series by R. A. Salvatore, and Broken Things by Lauren Oliver. Jordan, Summer and Charlie
Monday, Nov. 1 The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. Resources. Also: books exploring segregation and anti-racism. Dylan
Monday, Nov. 8 Fantasy Football:  brag about your team picks and hear about a few of our sports memoirs, including Mind and Matter and Relentless. MC
Monday, Nov. 15 LGBTQ themed / inclusive titles:  George, 57 Bus, Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea, Shadow and Bone…Click on “collections” in our library catalog for many more.
Friday, Nov. 19

Participants will discuss the author presentation coming Dec. 1 about I was their American Dream by Malaka Gharib. Submit your questions to the author using this form.    Book Review (NPR.)  More resources:

Study Guide.

Author’s NPR interview.

Monday, Nov. 22 Native American authors of really freaky fantasy and horror (and more), including Cherie DiMaline, Stephen Graham Jones who is member of Blackfeet Nation, and Darcie Little Badger who is Lipan Apache (Elatsoe.) NPR Author Interview. Also: a look at author Louise Erdich, a Chippewa, who wrote The Porcupine Year for middle grades, and Nat’l Book Award winner The Round House for adults as well as the Pulitzer prize-winner The Night Watchman. Naya
Monday, Nov. 29

African American experiences: Between the World and Me by Ta-nehisi Coates and other memoirs such as The Yellow House, by Sarah M. Broom, The Black and the Blue by Matthew Horrace, Mind and Matter, by John Urschel, Heavy, by Kiese Laymon, and Thick written by Tressie McMillen Cotton.  Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X Kendi.

Resources: “The Case for Reparations” by Ta-nehisi Coates.

Sofia and Lydia
Monday, Dec. 6 Participants will discuss the author presentation of Dec. 1 about I was their American Dream by Malaka Gharib Sign up to lead!
Monday, Dec. 13 Authors we KNOW! We’ll feature Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd (book trailer and more. It’s a MBM book!) Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sanchez. Also: Running Full Tilt by Michael Currinder. Isabel L, Travis, Maggie
January 10


From folktales to full length books like award winning Circe, myths have inspired storytelling and books through the ages.  Have you seen our graphic novels based on famous Greek myths?

Janek and Sophia will present
January 17 True Crime
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January 20 Your theme here!
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Maggie can bring titles and help with discussion on each of the above sessions to help our our student leaders.

If you enjoy reading, consider taking on an additional personalized reading challenge.