Let's READ English: An ESL Book Club
If English is not your native language and you like to read, join us on the second Friday of every month. You will read one book each month and then meet to discuss the story, improve your vocabulary and practice your English reading and conversational skills. And have FUN! Please request a copy of the book each month in the Catalog or contact us to get a copy from your Library. Registration is required.
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Large Print Room, First Floor of the Main Library in Oakland.
This book tells the story of a young Iranian girl who lives through the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The story is a graphic non-fiction book, which means that it is filled with illustrations, which enhance the storytelling. The girl and her parents much find a new way to live in a culture that has been turned upside down.
To Kill a Mockingbird
An American classic, this is the story of a young girl who watches her beloved attorney father defend Tom Robinson, an African American wrongly accused of a terrible crime. This is a beautiful story of childhood, friendship, the power of hatred, and the power of love.
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life as We Knew It
Miranda is a typical teenage girl with typical teenage problems -- her stepmother, school, boys -- but when a meteor bumps the moon out of its orbit, her world is literally changed forever. Told in diary form, we follow Miranda's struggle to survive in this new world, and watch her learn to cherish the love of her family and friends.
Janine Driver, with Mariska van Aalst
You Say More Than You Think: The 7-day Plan for Using the New Body Language to Get What You Want
Learning to communicate in English can be a challenge. But there is more to communication than just vocabulary. Learn how you can use body language to read situations, project power and confidence and get what you want.
Jack and his mother have been kidnapped, and their lives are controlled by a man who forces them to live in a small shed. Luckily, they manage to escape but their new lives back in the real world aren't what they expected.
Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, editors
This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women
This book of fascinating stories by various authors explores a wide range of beliefs that will make you think about what you believe and why.
Jonas lives in a world where life seems perfect. The Elders decide how many children are allowed to be born (one boy/one girl per family). Each person is assigned a role in the community. Jonas is happy to live in a place where life seems easy, until he meets the Receiver of Memory. When he learns how things used to be, he begins to question everything.