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Virtual Book Club

The best way to get inspired to write is to read, and to read lots of different kinds of books! SCBWI PA West is launching a book club with a monthly online zoom meeting to discuss our reading. We would love to have you join us! 


• We will be focusing on Newbery Award Winners (ages range mostly from early readers to teen) and picture books handpicked by the regional team. 


• We will alternate each month between either 1 Newbery award winning book or 2 non-Newbery picture books. 


• Learn more about the Newbery award here and find a list of all award winning books by year here


• Book discussions will touch upon themes, character development, voice/tone/format, literary significance, social/political/domestic issues and the strengths (or weaknesses) of text, illustrations and book design. 


• We recommend that you check books out at your local library or on library loan apps like Hoopla and Libby, where you can take out an ebook or audiobook with a valid library card and read or listen to it on your phone. 


• Book club zoom sessions will be 1-2 hours. All links to meetings will be posted on this page.


Session 6 - Dark on Light by Dianne White & Felicita Sala / Mole is Not Alone by Maya Tatsukawa

When: February 6 2024, 7pm EST

Link to Dark on Light Readalong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpajWp2NUEs

Link to Mole is Not Alone Readalong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=777S6AqvOi0

Zoom Link: https://scbwi.zoom.us/j/98589954417?pwd=dWRGK2dOTDlLK0ZVdU1kOHBGalhtUT09

Meeting ID: 985 8995 4417

Passcode: 347506


Session 7 - Holes by Louis Sachar

Link to YouTube Audiobook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWqdBtCZ9xI

When: Mar 5 2024, 7pm EST

Zoom Link: https://scbwi.zoom.us/j/98482954822?pwd=QjlZdGFFTVRwdFRCSWMzNVpaSk1aUT09

Meeting ID: 984 8295 4822

Passcode: 671806


Session 8 - TBA

When: Apr 2 2024, 7pm EST


Session 9 - TBA

When: May 7 2024, 7pm EST


Session 10 - TBA

When: June 4 2024, 7pm EST


Session 11 - TBA

When: July 2 2024, 7pm EST


Session 12 - TBA

When: Aug 6 2024, 7pm EST


Session 13 - TBA

When: Sept 4 2024, 7pm EST


Session 14 - TBA

When: Oct 1 2024, 7pm EST


Session 15 - TBA

When: Nov 6 2024, 7pm EST


Session 16 - TBA

When: Dec 4 2024, 7pm EST