The 223 high school book club was founded by high school students for high school students. This club creates a community around positive academic hobbies such as reading books.
Often books are looked down on in this technological savvy era but growing up we discovered that books have so much to offer and would like to share this knowledge with other high school students looking to expand their interests. We are kicking this year off with “Dread Nation” By Justina Ireland, a woman of color, who creates a unique perspective on the hardships faced during the civil war era. The book naturally deals with topics of racism, sexism and the apocalypse as the book is about a young woman of color fighting the undead in order to protect the richer whiter nobles of society, and her realization to the injustices occurring to people that look like her.
Book club takes place every Thursday after school and it’s always a welcoming environment for anyone who would like to join. Books will always hold a special place in our hearts and we hope that it holds a special place in yours.
Written by Chanel DLS & Leslie R (HS 223 Senior Class)