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Remann Hall Book Club

We are very excited to partner with the Remann Hall Book Club for youth in detention! This program seeks to get books in the hands of youth in detention. Once a month, they meet to discuss books specially selected for them with messages of overcoming struggles and hopefulness. A list of past selections is below.

How can I help?

You can help this new program by purchasing a copy of the book for a youth! You can:

- Come into the bookstore to buy a copy (at 20% off). We will set the book aside and give all the purchased books to the program!

- Buy a book online. The link to the book is below. Purchase the book and put in the notes that is is for the Remann Hall Book Club!

- If you don't want to buy a book, but want to help the program, contact Carrie Appling, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Pierce County Juvenile Court, 253.798.3837. 

 

Sounds great! Tell me more.

The youth served by Pierce County Juvenile Court have experienced significant disruptions in their lives and require healing, self-knowledge, and the understanding of others. We believe reading quality books with themes of struggle and hopefulness can help a young person begin the healing process and start a lasting course-correction in his or her life. This is the impetus for our desire to start a Remann Hall book club, a ‘good gang’ of kids who are interested in sharing their ideas and insights gained from their reading experiences.

People read books for varied reasons: information, entertainment, companionship. We believe many Remann Hall youth need more forms of healthy companionship in their lives and more information about how to go about finding those resources. Our book selections will focus on meeting companionship needs – books that will assure the young readers they are not alone in feeling unhappiness, frustration, fear, or even pain. We will offer books that promise them someone understands them. By giving them a book of their own, we will demonstrate how much we and other members of the community care about them.

 

Previous Reads

March 2017: Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

March 2017: Paint Me Like I Am by Bill Aguado and Richard Newirth

February 2017: Peak by Roland Smith

February 2017: March: Book One by John Lewis

January 2017: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

January 2017: The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George

December 2016: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

November 2016: Holes by Louis Sachar

November 2016: Keesha's House by Helen Frost

October 2016: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

September 2016: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

September 2016: "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare and "West Side Story" by Paul Werstine

August 2016: The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) by Daniel James Brown

June 2016: Paintings from the Cave by Gary Paulsen

June 2016: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

May 2016: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

May 2016: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

April 2016: Tell the World by Writerscorps

April 2016: Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

March 2016: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

March 2016: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

February 2016: First Love by James Patterson & Emily Raymond

January 2016: Trash by Andy Mulligan

January 2016: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

November 2015: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

October 2015: Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

October 2015: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

September 2015: The Warrior's Heart by Eric Greitens

September 2015: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

August 2015: We Were Here by Matt de la Peña

August 2015: Paper Towns by John Green

July 2015: Boy21 by Matthew Quick

July 2015: The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds

June 2015: The Outsiders by SE Hinton

June 2015: Legends of the Rif by Joe O'Neill

May 2015: Rebels of the Kasbah & Wrath of the Caid by Joe O'Neill

May 2015: Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

April 2015: Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from Writerscorps

April 2015: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

March 2015: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

March 2015: Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

February 2015: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

February 2015: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

January 2015: Darius & Twig by Walter Dean Myers

January 2015: Legends of the Rif by Joe O'Neill

December 2014: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

November 2014: Rebels of the Kasbah by Joe O'Neill

October 2014: Fat Kid Rules the World by KL Going

October 2014: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

September 2014: American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

September 2014: Looking for Alaska by John Green

August 2014: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

July 2014: If I Stay by Gayle Forman

July 2014: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

June 2014: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

June 2014: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 

April 2014: Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen

April 2014: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

March 2014: A Separate Peace by John Knowles

March 2014: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass

February 2014: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

February 2014: All the Right Stuff by Walter Dean Myers

January 2014: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

December 2013: Holes by Louis Sachar

November 2013: The Giver by Lois Lowry

October 2013: Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

September 2013: Looking for Alaska by John Green

August 2013: Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney

July 2013: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

 

Bronx Masquerade Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142501894
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Speak - December 29th, 2003

Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from Writerscorps Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064472647
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Teen - February 18th, 2003