The OQS DCF Lunch Group held its first meeting recently. The featured book was Glory Be, a work of historical fiction set in Mississippi in the early 1960's. The students found it dificult to believe that in that time and place, there could be "public" swimming pools that were not open to everyone. The book's main character, Gloriana -- or Glory for short, is disappointed when the community pool closes days before her 12th birthday party. Over the course of the book, Glory learns that there is much more at stake than just her hoped-for pool party. We talked about how easy it is to accept the status quo, and how difficult it can be to fight for change.
Two students at our lunch group had read the book already, and several others signed up to be on the waiting list to check the book out. This book is also available through FollettShelf on our school website: www.oqsvt.com
Students need to read at least 5 books from this year's DCF list in order to vote for their favorite book in April. See the complete list at: www.dcfaward.org
The next meeting of the DCF Lunch Group will be on November 1.