Well, let us introduce you to Elim Book Club – a space to explore, learn, and grow through novels related to disability!
Hosted through a private Facebook group, Elim Book Club was created to bring together the community and spark conversation, open up discussion, and create a safe space to interact and learn from each other.
This season, we are kicking off Elim Book Club with Out of My Mind, a novel by Sharon Draper. It tells the story of Melody Brooks, “a bright ten-year old with a photographic memory who loves country music, books on tape, and her family. Melody also loves words and language, but she’s unable to speak. She has cerebral palsy, which for her means that her body is very stiff, and she has difficulty controlling it. Most of the novel takes place during Melody’s fifth grade school year, but she also gives a history of her life, and what it has been like to grow up with her disability.” Source.
By joining Elim Book Club, you can access guided reading questions, follow discussion threads, and share your own opinions and questions to the group. We begin discussion on Oct 14.
Check out the links below, and reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.