If you landed on this page, you are probably interested in joining us for our first BeYOU Book Chat! We are kicking off the start of our Virtual Book Club with the awesome book written by the amazing Teen Activist, Marley Dias! Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! was recently published in January 2018. What makes this book most interesting, in my opinion, is that despite Marley only being 13 years old – she has such a big and impactful voice. Marley tackles very mature topics and social issues with the passion and enthusiasm necessary to be a catalyst for change. What better book for a young impressionable Beautiful Brown Girl to read!
By reading this book for our first BeYOU Book Chat on the eve of the 2018-2019 school year, it is my hope that many Beautiful Brown Girls will be inspired and encouraged to find and use the POWER of their voice when encountering challenges. One way I plan to accomplish this goal is by guiding the readers in our virtual book club with an easy to follow Reader’s Guide. This will include questions and highlight important quotes and vocabulary words used throughout the text. I will share these easy to download portions of this Reader’s Guide weekly. You can find them by visiting our most recent blog post. And, they can be delivered directly to your email.
WHO CAN JOIN THE BEYOU BOOK CLUB?
Anyone who enjoys reading great books are welcome to join our Book Club! Ideally if you are between the ages of 9-14 – this Book Club was designed for YOU! However, Parents and Teachers of early readers and/or developing readers are encouraged to sign up for the Book Club as well. You are encouraged to read with your Beautiful Brown Girl(s) and facilitate discussions to help your reader(s) get the most out of the book. This would make great conversation starters over dinner or during a car ride. This is also a great opportunity to unplug your devices and open a good book!
IF I JOIN THE BEYOU BOOK CLUB DO I HAVE TO READ EVERY BOOK?
No – you don’t have to read every book if you sign up for the BeYOU Book Club. However, by signing up for our Book Club you will get emails about the books we are reading and will be able to pick and choose what books you want to read.
WHAT IS A BOOK CHAT CHALLENGE? WHY SHOULD I COMPLETE IT?
With each Reader’s Guide there will also be a Book Chat Challenge! Why? Because we are excited to hear about how our Book Club Readers are thinking about the important topics in this book. A Book Chat Challenge is a thoughtful question or task that readers are asked to complete and share with us either via email or on our Social Media pages (@DearBeautifulBrownGirl on instagram and Facebook). Readers who complete the designated amount of challenges by our current book’s deadline will receive a Classic BeYOU Box. A classic BeYOU Box is a small signature box with select items from our BeYOUtiful Brown Girl Project Accessory Line. Challenges do not have to be completed in order but it is best to complete the Book Chat Challenges as we post them online. You don’t want to fall behind! The deadline will be announced as we get closer to finishing the book.
WHERE CAN I GET THE CURRENT BOOK CHAT BOOK?
The current Book Chat Book will always be linked in the sidebar to the right of this post. As of right now we do not sell the current Book Chat Book. You can borrow the book from the library or you can purchase it using this link. *This is an affiliate link and this website will receive a small commission if you use this link to purchase the book.
HOW CAN I SIGN UP?
I AM A TEACHER, CAN I SHARE THESE RESOURCES WITH MY STUDENTS?
ABSOLUTELY! Teachers, Parents, Community Partners, Tutors, Mentors…. are encouraged to use this Reader’s Guide. Once we are finished reading the book, the Reader’s Guide will be compiled and posted so that you can download it and save it as a complete document.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading with you! Be sure to complete the first two challenge posted below. You have until the end of the challenge to complete them, but we encourage you to complete them as soon as possible!
Challenge #1 (mandatory): Sign up for the BeYOU Book Club by clicking here.
Send us a picture of you (or your Beautiful Brown Girl(s)) with our current BeYOU Book Club Book. Answer this question: If you could change one thing this school year, what would it be and why?
You can send us your picture by doing one or more of the following:
- Email us your picture and response @ email@example.com. Be sure to include your name.
- DM us you picture and response on Instagram @dearbeautifulbrowngirl.
- Post the image on your instagram page with your response in your caption. Hashtag #dearbeautifulbrowngirl #BeYOUbookchat #beyoutifulbrowngirlproject. Tag us @dearbeautifulbrowngirl