Recently a staff member from, the Chicago Public Schools Department of Libraries and Information Services visited one of my book club meetings. During the visit, the staff member videotaped and interviewed the students about their use of their school issued NOOKs. It was really interesting to hear the students speak so candidly and honestly about their reading interests.
To participate in the club, the students and parents had to sign a contract. The parents granted their child permission to read books within the Street Lit. genre and agreed to replace the device if damaged, lost or stolen. Overall, the students have had a good time and have really enjoyed reading the selections provided. I also learned in some of the households when the student has finished reading the book, they have shared the device with a family member to read and enjoy. I can't tell you how happy that makes me feel as a librarian.
In the video, the students are discussing a book written by Ashley & JaQuavis called, "Murder Mamas," and students are receiving personal copies of teen author Ni-Ni Simone's books. Overall, the book club has been a great success and I can't wait to invite more students to participate next year.
Enjoy the video!