I’m not sure when schools started assigning homework over the summer — thankfully it was after I graduated — but all students at Algonquin were asked to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak over their summer break as part of the “One School, One Read” program.
The Southborough Library will hold two discussions on the book for Algonquin students later this month. Details in this press release:
Southborough Public Library will host two discussion sessions in August, open to all Algonquin students at the library on 25 Main Street. Teens will have the opportunity to discuss Algonquin’s Summer Reading book, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, on Wednesday, August 25, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Friday, August 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 PM. Algonquin teen volunteers will moderate this discussion. The group will work together to answer questions and make a storyboard. Refreshments will be served. Call the Southborough Library to sign up at (508) 485-5031.
The Book Thief is the “One Book, One School” choice for summer reading at Algonquin this summer for all grades. It is a strong story of what life was like for teens and their families in Nazi Germany. The library has had several copies of the book in circulation all summer, and students are encouraged to attend one or both of these sessions at the Southborough Public Library, to get ready for fall discussions at school.