Book club

Enjoy The Monthly PS 87 Family Book Club!

All the Way to the Top
by Annette Bay Pimentel
Illustrator: Nabi H. Ali
Read by: Dawnica Conyette

Book Club Discussion: Date: Monday, May 3rd, 6 PM

Description: All the Way to the top is the biography of Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins, a little girl whose involvement in the Disability Rights movement helped pass the law that allows people with disabilities to go to their local schools, take public transportation, and have access to all buildings. The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) was made into law after Jennifer and her fellow protesters marched on Washington, abandoned their wheelchairs at the bottom of the U.S. Capitol and pulled themselves up the building's steps to make sure that lawmakers heard their voices!

If you'd like to read it yourself, All the Way to the Top is available on Epic and can be borrow from the New York Public Library.

Each Kindness
by Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrator: E.B. Lewis
Read by: Dawnica Conyette

Book Club Discussion: Monday, April 5th, 6 PM

Description: Not every story has a happy ending. Each Kindness captures what it feels like when you know you've done the wrong thing, and you just can't make it right.

The book is also available to borrow from the New York Public Library and to purchase from bookstores.

Freedom Summer
by Deborah Wiles
Illustrator: Jerome Lagarrigue
Read by: Dawnica Conyette

Historical fiction about best friends of different skin colors confronting the changing laws of the desegregating south.

If you'd like to read the text yourself, it's available to borrow from the New York Public Library
Book Club Discussion: Monday, March 1st @ 6 pm.

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight For Desegregation

The true story of the Mendez family lawsuit, in 1945, to desegregate California schools. As a result of the lawsuit Mexican-American children won the right to attend white schools.

Reading by Dawnica Conyette

If you'd like to read the text yourself, this title is also available on Epic.
Book Club Discussion: Monday, February 1st @ 6 pm