Page by Page Book Club

Page by Page, the intermediate ELL book club, meets every Monday at 3 pm on Zoom. Each week, we discuss a few chapters from the book until we have read it all the way through.

Current Selection

Cover of The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman

Beginning October 3

The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman

A poor girl in medieval England gains a name, a purpose, and a future in this “delightful”* and beloved Newbery Medal-winning book.

“A truly delightful introduction to a world seldom seen in children’s literature.” —School Library Journal*, starred review

“A fascinating view of a far distant time.” —Horn Book, starred review

“Gripping.” —Kirkus, starred review

A girl known only as Brat has no family, no home, and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice. As she helps the short-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat—who renames herself Alyce—gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something in life for the first time. 

Previous Selections

October-December 2021 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

December 13 2021 – “Fish Cheeks” by Amy Tan (short story)

January-February 2022 – Great Illustrated Classics: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Adapted by Deirde S. Laiken and illustrated by Pablo Marcos Studio. 

February-May 2022 – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

May-August 2022 – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

August-September 2022 – The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

September 19, 2022 – “The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin (short story)

September 26, 2022 – “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes (short story)