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Goosebumps Book Club 2020

Learning w/ Leigh and Sub Culture present the Goosebumps Book Club for readers grades 3-5.

What better way to introduce the next generation to the excitement of the 90’s than through reading R.L. Stine’s beloved series Goosebumps in a sandwich shop that is so 90’s their menu is bound by a Trapper-Keeper?

The schedule for the book club meetings are below along with links to register for the individual club meetings as well as affiliate links to purchase the books.

October 21Welcome to Dead House – suggested sign up by October 12

November 30Stay Out of the Basement – suggested sign up by November 15

December 28 Say Cheese and Die – suggested sign up by December 12

We will kick off the book club on October 21st at 7pm at Sub Culture on 260 Newark Ave. Jersey City, however we encourage everyone to register by October 12th to give enough time to read the book.

This hybrid in-person/zoom event will have a cap of 6 in-person attendees until further notice.

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Happy Black History Month!

Happy Black History Month!

Happy Black History Month, everyone! With this February being a leap year, we get one extra day to enjoy great novels, poems, plays and essays written by authors such as Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison and Frederick Douglas, Barack Obama, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Angie Thomas, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Christopher Priest and many, many more. I am very excited!

This February, commit to celebrating Black History Month! Take time to read a book, poetry, essay of a new Black author – or your favorite author. Below you will find a list of books, websites, plays and events happening in February 2020. In honor of Black History Month, I have gathered some resources and compiled the below list describing how you can celebrate Black History Month:

  1. Read!! – Read as much as you can. All different genres – both fiction and non fiction. Below are Booklists to get you started.

2. Write about what you read! Whether you write a full essay in your journal or on your blog, post about it on facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat, or text a friend or participate in an online group – react to what you read.

The response should explain how the particular writing changed your perspective or made you feel. Or you can compare what you read to a similar experience yours. There are no real parameters or requirements for the response. Just your personal reaction to what you read, in what ever form that takes.

3. Go to one of these events:

4. Tell a friend!! The works of literary art and historical documentation are important for everyone to read, understand and appreciate!

So how are you celebrating Black History Month? Learning w/ Leigh is offering a book club for children entitled African American Heroes. I hope to see you there.

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