The Book Boys Pass the Mic!
by Traci Swain
Play this Book Boys video for your class to see what students think about the story Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly, offered in two editions: the picture book illustrated by Laura Freeman and written with Winifred Conkling (Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race) and the longer chapter-book edition of the story (Hidden Figures: Young Readers' Edition).
If you know anything about the Book Boys, you know that they love to hear what kids think about books!
So you can imagine how excited they were to head over to P.S. 33Q Edward M. Funk Elementary School in Queens, New York, to discuss the Scholastic Book Clubs Books of the Week with young readers.
Tune in to watch as Elliott, Allister, and Max get the inside scoop on Hidden Figures. The second graders read the illustrated picture book, Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race, and the fifth graders read the chapter book version, Hidden Figures: Young Readers’ Edition. The kids share:
• Their thoughts on the themes
• Their favorite characters
• The many ways the women in the stories triumphed against tough odds
What did your students think of Hidden Figures? Which version did they read? We’d love to hear from you! Share with us on social media using the hashtag #ScholasticBookClubs.
These three guys from different departments at Scholastic Book Clubs formed a book group. Each week, they choose a new book to read together. Then they meet, discuss, and create fun and entertaining videos to help kids discover—and relate to—titles offered by Scholastic Book Clubs.
While the Book Boys come from diverse backgrounds and were definitely different growing up, they all have one thing in common: they really want to get kids excited about books and reading.
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