My, how this fall has slipped away! Apologies for the slightly belated reminder about the November book club selection… seems like just a few days ago we were opening up our libraries and greeting new students and now it’s time for conference and nearly Thanksgiving! Anyhoo, our November pick is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, another new book that’s making the rounds of mock Newbery awards. Here’s the beginning of the review from School Library Journal:
Sixth-grader Miranda lives in 1978 New York City with her mother, and her life compass is Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. When she receives a series of enigmatic notes that claim to want to save her life, she comes to believe that they are from someone who knows the future. Miranda spends considerable time observing a raving vagrant who her mother calls the laughing man and trying to find the connection between the notes and her everyday life.