A review by juliejaeger
Breathing New Life Into Book Clubs: A Practical Guide for Teachers by Sonja Cherry-Paul, Dana Johansen


This past school year was the first time I really did book clubs, and they went really well. I got this book because I’m always seeking to improve. I used Marissa Thompson’s TQE method, and it was great for my 7th graders. They had rich discussions that were completely student led and generated.

Yet I still was able to compile two pages of notes of ideas to improve for next year. This book helped me come up with new ideas to improve the work I’ve already established successfully.

I recommend this book to English teachers who want to start book clubs, but also to teachers who have found success with book clubs. Excellent book, with very usable resources!