The CCF Book Club selects titles in different categories. No purchase is necessary to join either as an individual or as a group. If you choose to buy the books thru us, CCF has linked the book titles to amazon.com where many of these titles are available at a discount. Email the CCF Book Club department to indicate which book discussion you want to participate in. A private listserve is set up for each individual book club group.
Ages 11-14 Selection: The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, a two-time Newbery Honor author. This title is a recent 2002 National Book Award Winner. Click on the book title to read the CCF Book Review on this stellar title. An excellent book for young and older readers alike and a great one to talk about in groups in and out of school. Check out the CCF Book Review for this title.
Writing: The Writer's Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers. Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, this new and revised edition rpovides an insider's look at how writers (both fiction and non-fiction) can utilize mythic structure to create powerful narratives. Includes step-by-step guidelines for structuring plots and creating realistic characters. The ideas in this book will empower the writer's command of storytelling with the ancient wisdom of myth.
Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls. Susan Wellman, president of the Ophelia Project, tells us "This is the book we have been waiting for. It's a wakeup call to all of us who care deeply about girls' development. Rachel Simmons, in her book Odd Girl Out, has given voice to the girls who struggle every day with friendships. She has uncovered a hidden world of aggresion that unfolds behind adults' backs." Check out the CCF Book Review for this title.