What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in revisiting books read during childhood, especially novels and chapter books commonly read in late elementary school or middle school. We will explore how stories have stuck with us over the years and why we remember them fondly (or discover why they don't resonate anymore). Anyone with an interest in children's lit is welcome - including those who haven't read the selected books before. We're looking forward to meeting other re-readers!

(Read more about our group here (https://www.meetup.com/Rereading-Childrens-Literature/about/))

Check out the past events to see what books we've read as a group! You do not have to be an official member to join us at our Meetups!

Please note that due to our limited budget for the Rereading Children's Literature Meetup, we are capped at 50 members. We will occasionally boot inactive members out (based on if they have not checked the Meetup page in a long time or never shown up) in order to make room for new members.

Upcoming events (2)

Let's read The Hate U Give and Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban

We are taking liberties with our group's by-laws this month! We will be reading a book new to most of us: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. We will also discuss fan-favorite Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban, the third book in the beloved series from J.K. Rowling. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 16-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. A powerful debut [from the author that starts] a conversation on racism, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement. -Goodreads.com & School Library Journal ------------------------------ You're encouraged to bring an optional suggested $10 donation to help us keep this group posted on Meetup. ------------------------------ Check out the by-laws at https://www.meetup.com/Rereading-Childrens-Literature/about/

Let's read Winnie-the-Pooh and A Bear Called Paddington!

We will be reading books about bears in February! We will read the classic tales of Winnie the Pooh and Paddington. A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) introduced generations of children to the inhabitants of the Hundred Acres Woods, including the beloved Pooh bear, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger, and human friend Christopher Robin. A Bear Called Paddington (1958) by Michael Bond is all about the chaos that ensues when the Brown family brings home a bear from the train station. **For an optional additional read, you can check out Benjamin Hoff's The Tao of Pooh. "The author's explanations of Taoist philosophy and Te (a Chinese word meaning virtue of the small) through Pooh and Piglet show that philosophy is not remote, but something that can be used by everyone in the here and now." -Amazon.com ------------------ You're encouraged to bring an optional suggested $10 donation to help us keep this group posted on Meetup.

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