LunchBox Ladies Book Club | 11:30 a.m. | Room B21
Bring your lunch and join in the fun of this daytime book club that meets every third Thursday (except in November and December) from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Room B21. Eat your lunch (beverages are provided) and discuss a book chosen by the group. For questions or more information about Lunchbox Ladies contact Kristina Stacey via email here. (Ask your circle leader about making childcare reservations. Reservations must be submitted to Children’s Ministry a minimum of four days prior to the start time of said meeting or event. Cancellation of previously-made childcare reservations is appreciated.)
This month we’ll focus on…
“Adequate Yearly Progress” By: Roxanna Elden
A workplace novel that captures teaching with humor, insight, and heart. This perspective-hopping debut follows teachers at an urban high school as their professional lives impact their personal lives and vice versa. Each year brings familiar educational challenges to Brae Hill Valley, a struggling high school in one of Texas’s bigger cities. But the school’s teachers face plenty of challenges of their own. English teacher Lena Wright, a spoken-word poet with a deep love for her roots, can never seem to satisfy her students that she’s for real. Hernan D. Hernandez is confident in front of his biology classes, yet tongue-tied around the woman he most wants to impress: namely, Lena. Down the hall, math teacher Maybelline Galang focuses on the numbers as she blocks out problems whose solutions aren’t so clear, while Coach Ray hustles his football team toward another winning season, at least on the field. Recording it all is idealistic history teacher Kaytee Mahoney, whose blog gains new readers by the day but drifts ever further from her in-class reality. And this year, a new celebrity superintendent is determined to leave his own mark on the school—even if that means shutting the whole place down. The fallout will shake up the teachers’ lives both inside and outside the classroom. This is a fiction book and is 318 pages long. This book selection was suggested by Marcy Farr.
Click here to purchase “Adequate Yearly Progress” By: Roxanna Elden on Amazon.com.
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Date(s) - Oct 17, 2019