<![CDATA[Melissa Scholes Young - Book Club]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:50:04 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Kids Ask the Hardest Questions]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:31:54 GMThttp://melissascholesyoung.com/book-club/kids-ask-the-hardest-questions
Teachers are tough, but this Book Club in Tallahassee went easy on me. A+
<![CDATA[Book Clubs at the Beach are Better]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:27:27 GMThttp://melissascholesyoung.com/book-club/book-clubs-at-the-beach-are-better
What's better than talking about books poolside? Nothihng. Bonus if there is still sand on your feet. Thank you Jacksonville, for welcoming me home to Florida!

<![CDATA[Rockville Rocks]]>Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:24:26 GMThttp://melissascholesyoung.com/book-club/rockville-rocksPicture
I'll talk Twain anywhere but a Book Club in my backyard is super convenient. Thank you, Rockville lovelies!

<![CDATA[Sometimes You Eat Your Book]]>Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:02:32 GMThttp://melissascholesyoung.com/book-club/sometimes-you-eat-your-book
When FLOOD becomes food: fried chicken, cornbread, sweet tea, potato salad, ham and pickle sandwiches, deviled eggs, and blueberry pie. Pairs well with smart conversation. Thanks for inviting me to dish!

<![CDATA[Thank you, Hachette Reads!]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:13:35 GMThttp://melissascholesyoung.com/book-club/thank-you-hachette-reads
<![CDATA[Thank you, DC Book Club!]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:08:35 GMThttp://melissascholesyoung.com/book-club/thank-you-dc-book-club
<![CDATA[FLOOD Book Club Discussion Questions]]>Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:55:55 GMThttp://melissascholesyoung.com/book-club/flood-book-club-discussion-questions1. Why is it so hard for Laura to return to Hannibal? Can you ever really go home again?

2. What role does Ms. B, Laura's high school teacher and the writer of the Tom & Becky manual, play in the larger narrative? Why is she important to Laura's journey?

3. What does FLOOD illustrate about the issue of class in rural America?

4. How does Samuel Clemens' leaving Hannibal parallel Laura's story? How does distance shift perspective?

5. How did you react to the reunion with Sammy?

6. Does the Tom & Becky Program represent opportunity for the young residents of Hannibal or reinforce socioeconomic, class, and racial barriers?

7. Why is Mark Twain's literature and social criticism still relevant?

8. Have you ever had a "All right, then, I'll go to hell" Huckleberry Finn moment that was morally right but socially wrong? Do you agree or disagree with Laura's final decision?