The On the Same Page book club meets in person monthly to discuss a novel alongside some scriptural passages. All autumn 2020 books address race and invite young people to talk through how they are processing the events in our world. Please contact the office if you’d like St. Luke’s to purchase the book for you. Advance registration is required, fees are non-refundable.
Location: St. Luke’s Garth, masks are required. Parent participation is optional.
Questions: Contact Reenie Ruckdaeschel.
Sunday, September 13, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
March: Book One by John Lewis
March is a graphic novel trilogy, which tells the story of the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of John Lewis, a civil rights leader and U.S. congressman. Join us for a conversation about this remarkable person and book. High schoolers are invited to participate in this session. Register here.
Sunday, October 11, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson
Newbery winner Brown Girl Dreaming is a novel told in verse that discusses the author’s childhood as an African American growing up in the 1960s in South Carolina and New York. Register here.
Sunday, November 8, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Phillipa Pearce
Tom’s Midnight Garden is a children’s fantasy novel first published in 1958. It has been reissued in print many times and also adapted for radio, television, the cinema, and the stage. COVID-permitting, this session will include a guided tour of St. Luke’s stained glass windows. Register here.
Sunday, December 6, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga
Join us for a special conversation with the author of this New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book! This gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States. Register here.