My name is Yinka, I am a Book Club Leader at Walworth Academy. This has been a memorable experience that many of my peers and I have enjoyed. Book Clubs in Schools gives us the opportunity to connect with younger students of our academy whilst assisting them to develop their reading skills, which is a very crucial skill for people of all ages. We have been reading the book Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This book is about a young boy, August who struggles to fit in to his new school, due to face disfigurements. The book talks about his journey and experiences with new friends, bullying, family and his love for science. The book is truly moving and many people enjoyed it, we’ve had the opportunity to discuss our opinions and views on August’s experiences. Book Clubs in Schools is a great opportunity and I am delighted to be a part of it.
–Yinka, Book Clubs in Schools Leader