Middle School Community Read

7th & 8th Grade Middle School Teachers, Students & Parents

are invited to join our “Community Read”

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Order your copy through the Home & School Association by clicking on the link below:

https://glenridge.wufoo.com/forms/grms-community-book-club/

 

Alex Douglas always wanted to be a hero. But nothing heroic ever happened to Alex. Nothing, that is, until his eleventh birthday. When Alex rescues a stray dog as a birthday gift to himself, he doesn't think his life can get much better. Radar, his new dog, pretty much feels the same way. But this day has bigger things in store for both of them. This is a story about bullies and heroes. About tragedy and hope. About enemies with two legs and friends with four, and pesky little sisters and cranky old men, and an unexpected lesson in kindness delivered with a slice of pizza. This is Eleven: the journey of a boy turning eleven on 9/11.
 
A best-seller at the 9/11 Memorial Museum, a Kirkus "Best Books" selection, and winner of Writer's Digest and Moonbeam Children's Book Awards.

 Middle School staff, students and parents are encouraged to read Eleven over the course of several weeks.  We will then have a group discussion over pizza and a fun night of activities on Friday, April 5th from 6:30PM-8:00PM.