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Page By page Book Club

Page by Page, the intermediate ELL book club, meets every Wednesday at 1 pm on Zoom. Each week, we discuss a few chapters from the book until we have read it all the way through.

Current selection

Cover of Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

This month we’ll read Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Copies are available to pick up in print at the library. Stop at the Reader’s Advisory desk in the library to borrow a copy!

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree.
It’s 1936, in Flint, Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him:

1. He has his own suitcase full of special things.
2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.
3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!
Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.

Previous Selections

October-December 2021 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

December 13 2021 – “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan (short story)

January-February 2022 – Great Illustrated Classics: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Adapted by Deirde S. Laiken and illustrated by Pablo Marcos Studio. 

February-May 2022 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

May-August 2022 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

August-September 2022 – The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

September 19, 2022 – “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin (short story)

September 26, 2022 – “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes (short story)

October 2022 – The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

November 2022 – The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry (short story)

December 2022 – “A Jury of Her Peers” by Susan Glaspell (short story)

January 2023-February 2023 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

March 2023 – Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis