Our team is committed to helping boys discover the joy of reading independently, develop the skills and habits to become a lifelong reader, and connect with other boys who love reading.
Boys who join this book club are encouraged to think deeply, speak freely, and take action as agents of change.
The Rising Voices virtual book club provides Black boys with high-interest, culturally relevant books that give context to experiences happening in the world around them. We read one book a month, a mix of culturally relevant fiction, nonfiction, and biographies from the Scholastic Rising Voices Library.
We meet once a week for 60 minutes via Zoom. Each small group session highlights Black people, Black culture, and Black contributions to the world.
Our small groups help boys develop deep comprehension of each book as they make connections between the story and their own lives. We also have meaningful discussion around social justice and identity development, while giving boys the tools to grow as leaders and thinkers.
Parents appreciate the advanced questions and critical thinking practice implemented during book club meetings. Between meetings, scholars collaborate with peers to build their teamwork and networking skills. They also complete enrichment activities to improve their writing skills and expand their vocabulary.