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for the Book Worm Club! 

Do you love to read?  Would you love to share your love of reading with a child who is just learning to read?  Big Buddy has the perfect opportunity for you. 

Big Buddy’s Book Work Club is your opportunity to spend one hour a week, reading age-appropriate books to elementary school-age youth.  This virtual program asks you to commit to one hour per week.  There is a training session, and we’ll have a celebration at the end of the semester. 

Intrigued? Get started today by clicking here and letting us know.

Big Buddy's Book Recommendations

All Because You Matter – Tami Charles & Bryan Collier 

Alma and How She Got Her Name – Juana Martinez-Neal 

I Am Enough – Grace Byers & Keturah A. Bobo 

I Am Every Good Thing – Derrick Barnes & Gordon C. James 

The Day You Begin – Jacqueline Woodson & Rafael López 

Coretta Scott – Ntozake Shange & Kadir Nelson 

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X – Ilyasah Shabazz & AG Ford 

Rosa – Nikki Giovanni & Bryan Collier 

Ruth and the Green Book – Calvin Alexander Ramsey 

The Undefeated – Kwame Alexander & Kadir Nelson 

Dreamers – Yuyi Morales 

Mae Among the Stars – Roda Ahmed & Stasia Burrington 

Hidden Figures – Margot Lee Shetterly & Laura Freeman 

I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark – Debbie Levy & Elizabeth Baddeley 

Unstoppable: How Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Defeated Army – Art Coulson & Nick Hardcastle 

Mommy’s Khimar – Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow & Ebony Glenn 

How to Build A Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine – Amy Guglielmo & Jacqueline Tourville 

It Began with a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way – Kyo Maclear & Julie Morstad 

The Whispering Town – Jennifer Elvgren & Fabio Santomauro 

A Bowl Full of Peace: A True Story – Caren Stelson & Akira Kusaka 

Here and Now – Julia Denos & E. B. Goodale 

The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastics – Susan Hood & Christiane Engel 

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice – Mahogany L. Browne & Elizabeth Acevedo 

When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop – Laban Carrick Hill & Theodore Taylor III 

Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut – Derrick Barnes 

Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood – Tony Hillery & Jessie Hartland 

Zonia’s Rain Forest – Juana Martinez-Neal 

Marjory Saves the Everglades: The Story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Sandra Neil Wallace & Rebecca Gibbon 

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table – Jacqueline Briggs Martin & Eric-Shabazz Larkin 

The Word Collector – Peter H. Reynolds 

We March – Shane W. Evans 

Sulwe – Lupita Nyong’o & Vashti Harrison 

Shirley Chisholm Is a Verb – Veronica Chambers & Rachelle Baker 

We Are Water Protectors – Caroline Lindstrom & Michaela Goade

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