Tisch Library Media Center

4th & 5th Grade Boys and Parents!

4th and 5th Grade boys and their parents or family friends are warmly invited to a book club discussion on Thursday, January 11, from 3:30PM–4:30PM in the library. Together we will explore the themes and share our thoughts about Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder. Parents, please read the book too, either independently or together with your son. In addition to print copies, the library has audio and ebook copies available via Overdrive on aslibrary.net. Orphan Island is an idyllic but sinister island where one child is dropped off every year while the eldest is taken away. Where do these children come from and go to? The enigmatic ending will ensure a lively discussion!

Allen-Stevenson’s distinctive “enlightened traditional” approach educates boys to become scholars and gentlemen.