The first meeting of the Roslyn Middle School Book Club last week brought students, parents, faculty and administrators together for a lively discussion of “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.
The book club was established to encourage students to read on their own, to discuss books with their parents, and to building a community of readers in the middle school.
The discussion group, which was open to the entire middle school family, included students from all three grades and their parents, the 6th grade English teachers Howard Banner, Pamela Valente and Janice.
Crawford, the English Department chairperson, Joshua Cabat, and building administrators. Many of the parents remember reading the book with great fondness; their children are familiar with it because of the new Disney film version.
This inaugural session was a reminder of the importance of reading and of the simple joys of a great story brilliantly told. To borrow the tagline of the film, we hope that the Roslyn Middle School Book Club will become a way to “fight the darkness by becoming the light.”