Go Girl group is reading `Hatchet'

Book club

June 15, 2000

An interview with Tom Neary, young-adult contact person at the Savage branch of the Howard County Library and a leader of the Go Girl Book Club. Go Girl is a reading group for girls ages 10 to 13 and their mothers. Children's librarian Susan Maranto is also a leader of the group.

What book are members reading this month? We're reading "Hatchet" by Gary Paulson.

Which books have members liked? I think "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle was their favorite one so far. There were a lot of unusual characters. They just got totally involved with it. They fell for some of the characters. They wanted to see what would happen to them.

The other one was "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred Taylor. The time period of the book was during a time of prejudice and discrimination. The family was a black family that owned land, and they fell for the characters. It was during the 1930s in the South.

How many members does the club have? Right now, we have a total of eight to 10 members, including mothers and daughters. We want them to interact with each other and make it their group. We, the leaders, just help them along with questions to further their discussions. Before we even start the discussion, they're talking amongst themselves ... .

How often does it meet? Once a month, the first Wednesday of the month.

When was the club formed? April was our first meeting. New members just need to call and register at 410-880-5980.

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