Welcome to our online book club for grades 5-8! We are excited for you to join us in reading Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!
Kits are ready for pickup today, Tuesday, January 3! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!
All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!
"Among the Hidden" by Margaret Peterson Haddix
“Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows – does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?”
*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*
More about the author and the world of Among the Hidden:
Margaret Peterson Haddix’s website:
World-O-Meter’s live page on the world’s current population:
Encyclopedia Britannica’s page on China’s one-child policy:
The World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization:
Action Against Hunger’s site:
Included as well: a word search, a crossword puzzle, and a recipe for homemade bread!
Liked Among the Hidden? It’s book one of a seven-book series. Check them out! (on order - should be here soon!)
We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come in and turn in a physical copy!