WHAT'S THE LATEST?
Summer Reading Lineup:
June (5th/6th) FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON by Janae Marks*
June (7th/8th) FLYGIRL by Sherri L. Smith*
July (5th/6th) ROLL WITH IT by Jamie Sumner*
July (7th/8th) MOXIE by Jennifer Mathieu
August (5th/6th) TO NIGHT OWL FROM DOGFISH by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer*
August (7th/8th) STARGIRL by Jerry Spinelli
*Authors who will be joining us on zoom to talk about their books! (See zoom schedules below.)
If you are interested in participating in the Summer 2021 DURHAM GIRLS SUMMER BOOK CLUB,
email us your name, 2021/2022 grade and school and the books you're interested in reading (click on the book covers for more details about this year's titles.) We will reserve free books just for you!
(Scroll and click to learn more!)
Join us as we raise $ to buy 2000 books for the DURHAM GIRLS SUMMER BOOK CLUB! Books will be delivered to food distribution sites throughout the city for interested girls in 5th-8th grades.
Hover here to see a video about Durham Girls Summer Book Club and what's in store for the summer!
HOW DO I JOIN IN DISCUSSIONS?
This summer, we will discuss books via Zoom and if we're lucky, an in-person event, too!
6/25 Zoom with FLYGIRL Author Sherri L. Smith was AMAZING!!!
6/28 Zoom with FROM THE DESK OF ZOE WASHINGTON Author
Janae Marks was AMAZING!
7/23 3pm MOXIE Zoom Movie Watch Party
7/24 3PM Zoom with ROLL WITH IT Author Jamie Sumner
8/20 3PM Zoom with Meg Wolitzer / Holly Goldberg Sloan
(TO NIGHT OWL FROM DOGFISH)
ZOOM LINKS WILL BE POSTED HERE 2 DAYS BEFORE THE ZOOM.
Outside of this page, you can stay up to date on summer book club activities via Instagram (@durhamgirlsbookclub) and Slack.
CLICK continue with Email, type yours in and voila!...you're IN!
JOIN SLACK for zoom updates, links, etc.
HOW DO I PICK UP BOOKS?
Reserve a book by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, your 2021/2022 grade and school and which books you're interested in reading this summer. (Click on book covers above for more details about each book.) We will let you know when your book will be delivered to one of the following sites and where it will be.*
Neal Middle School
Shepard Middle School
Carrington Middle School
C.C. Spaulding Elementary School
Githens Middle School
*If you have a site pickup preference, please let us know that as well.
Books will also be available for residents of the following apartment complexes. Books will be located in the property management office onsite to be picked up at your convenience.
Oak Creek Village Apartments
Colonial Townhouse Apartments
Cornwallis Road Apartments
The Mews Apartments and Townhomes
Liberty Street Apartments
Hoover Road Apartments
Rochelle Manor Apartments
Oxford Manor (Club Blvd - REC Center)
Duke Manor Apartments
Moreene Rd Apartments (Damar Ct)
WHAT IS DURHAM GIRLS SUMMER BOOK CLUB?
The DURHAM GIRLS SUMMER BOOK CLUB began in the summer of 2020, in response to the isolation imposed by the pandemic. The initiative was so well received, we decided to host another summer of reading! A group of girls from various grades and schools around Durham have discussed, zoomed and voted their way to this year's book selections. Thanks to their hard work, we have landed on some amazing titles!....3 books with 5th-6th grade readers in mind and 3 titles geared toward 7th-8th grade readers. This summer, the girls will discuss the books together via Slack, Zoom and if we can swing it, maybe even an in-person gathering! Last year, we were so fortunate to engage with every author! We will keep our fingers crossed for this year, too! We are excited to convene the girls again this season, make new friends and discover the power of reading...TOGETHER!