VATE Middle Years Book Club

Secondary Book Club/ The Kids’ Bookshop x VATE/ Thursday, August 25, 2022/ 4 - 5pm live on Zoom

Date August 25, 2022 - August 25, 2022
Time 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Middle Years Book Club
The Kids’ Bookshop x VATE
Join with Erin, owner of The Kids’ Bookshop and teacher librarian, and Emma, VATE’s Education Officer, as they unpack and explore a diverse assortment of YA texts suitable for use in the English classroom and for recommending to high school students. With an emphasis on diverse Australian voices, Erin and Emma will lend their insights and experience to celebrating the ways the texts can be best applied in the classroom to engage reluctant readers and whet the reading appetite of the most voracious readers, as well as complement or substitute novel studies being undertaken in your school. Come along and add your voice to the discussion or simply tune in to hear how you may like to employ the texts in your classroom.

PLEASE NOTE: The cost of this professional learning activity includes copies of the titles discussed (mailed to the listed address) and access to the Zoom event and recording.

In the first meeting of the book club, the texts in focus will be What About Thao? by Oliver Phommavanh and Sadie Starr’s Guide to Starting Over by Miranda Luby. Oliver will be joining Emma and Erin as a special guest! You will receive these books via mail with time to read them prior to the book club. 

Registrations close Thursday 4 August.

Non-members can register through this webform.

For more YA text recommendations, check out VATE's podcast, YA Book Stack