June Kid Readers Unite: Ellie Engle Saves Herself!
Thursday, June 8 at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
When and where is the meeting? Thursday, 6/8, 4:30-5:30pm @ the Library, 2nd floor board room.
This month’s title: Ellie Engle Saves Herself! by Leah Johnson. This book is recommended for Grades 4+.
Registration is required. Who is the event for? This group is only for those currently enrolled in Grades 4, 5 & 6.
This is based on the content and interest level of the books being read and not reading level. The group is intended to allow peers in the same grades to discuss books together. There is a strong focus on peer interaction and opinion based discussion and sharing of ideas.
Limited number of books available. Due to high demand, we ask that you come in to pick out your book within 5 days of registration.
1. Sign up for this event online.
2. Pick up your book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk.
Library hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:15 PM, Fri. – Sat. 10-4:45 PM.
3. Read the book, show up to the meeting, and you get to keep the book!* *The rule is if you miss the meeting, you have to turn your book back in, to be fair.
What is this book about?
From award-winning YA author Leah Johnson comes her middle grade debut: a laugh-until-you-cry, cry-until-you-laugh story about friendship, change, and the power we have to love ourselves.
Ellie Engle doesn’t stand out. Not at home, where she’s alone with her pet fish since her dad moved away and her mom has to work around the clock . Not at the bakery, where she helps out old Mr. Walker on the weekends. And definitely not at school, where her best friend Abby—the coolest, boldest, most talented girl in the world—drags Ellie along on her never-ending quest to “make her mark.” To someone else, a life in the shadows might seem boring, or lonely. But not to Ellie. As long as she has Abby by her side and a comic book in her hand, she’s quite content.
Too bad life didn’t bother checking in with Ellie. Because when a freak earthquake hits her small town, Ellie wakes up with the power to bring anything back to life with just her touch. And when a video of her using her powers suddenly goes viral, Ellie’s life goes somewhere she never imagined—or wanted: straight into the spotlight.
Surviving middle school is hard enough. Surviving middle school when paparazzi are camped out on your front lawn and an international pop singer wants you to use your powers on live tv and you might be in love with your best friend but she doesn’t know it? Absolutely impossible.