First off, welcome to the new Young Adult virtual book club! This club is intended for young adults in grades 6-9, but anyone is more than welcome to participate. This is the first time we've done a virtual book club so it is an experiment- I'd love to hear your thoughts and any feedback you may have. Participating is pretty simple- just read the book (we have copies in the Young Adult Room at Forbes) and join the blog. I will be writing a new post every Monday and Wednesday beginning January 6th. Monday's posts will be a discussion-type post. Wednesday's post will be something fun related to the novel we are reading- maybe a YouTube interview with the author, a little bit of interesting trivia- it will vary by week. At about the middle of each month, I will create a post asking everyone what book they would like to read for the next month.
January's book will be "Al Capone Does My Shirts" a novel by Gennifer Choldenko.
The story follows Moose Flanagan as his family movies to Alcatraz Island where his father has been hired to work as a guard. This funny story- with a touching ending- is sure to become a favorite.