Diversity Book Club

By: Ritaja and Ruina

    Diversity Book Club is a book club that focuses on books about different cultures. Every month they have a different book and talk about it during each meeting,which is have once a month. The books are chosen to be similar to some students at Daniel Wright. In Diversity Book Club, they discuss the books they read and, based on the book, there may be music, food, or even special guests! To attend the club, all you would have to do would be to read the current book. No summaries, essays, tests, etc.      

    Sometimes, you even get to cook things. In the past, they even made dumplings (and they ate it too)! Yum! One of the best parts of diversity book club is that you do not have to pay the Daniel Wright activity fee! This also means that you could join anytime in the school year as long as you have read the book.

People should definitely join Diversity Book Club because they should learn about different people and experience what they have experienced through a book.

  • In September, the book was The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, by Pablo Cartana. In this book, 13-year-old Arturo Zamora needs to save abuela’s restaurant, save the town, and get the girl.
  • In November, they read Rain is Not My Indian Name, by Cynthia Letich Smith. Rain, who is the main character, had lost her best friend 6 months ago. Then her Aunt opens an Indian Camp which causes a stir in their predominantly Caucasian neighborhood. Rain decides to then experience the world again.
  • In January they read, The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, by Wendy Wan-Long Shang.
  • This month (February) they are reading Miracle’s Boys, by Jacqueline Woodson. In this book 3 brothers have just lost their mother so the aftermath of that is that one of the brothers disconnects from the family while the others are trying to connect the family.
  • The book in March is going to be Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson. The book is telling about a story where a girl just wants to do good in her neighborhood, but the color of her skin kind of makes her an outcast.
  • In April, the book will be A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman. The book is about a girl who has danced all of her life and wants to pursue it as a career field. But, her dreams might not come true after her bus crashes on the way back from a competition. The crash results in a broken leg in which she may never dance again even after getting the best prosthetic leg.
  • In May they are reading Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand. This girl’s parents have problems, but won’t tell her, so her escape is a forest. This forest is real and goes on and on past her grandparents house. With the help of her cousins she tries to uncover all the secrets of the dying forest.

    In addition to all of that, it would be very interesting to read about someone who acts and thinks like yourself.