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Meow or Never - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 5-8! We are excited for you to join us in reading Meow or Never by Jazz Taylor.


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, Thursday, June 1! 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!


"Meow or Never" by Jazz Taylor


"Avery Williams can sing, but that doesn't mean she can sing in front of people. She likes to stay backstage at her new school, which is where, to her surprise, she finds a cat tucked away into a nook. Avery names the stray Phantom and visits any time she's feeling stressed (which is a lot these days). As she sings to Phantom one day, her crush, Nic, overhears her and ropes Avery into auditioning for the school's musical. Despite her nerves, Avery lands the lead role! She knows she should be excited, but mostly Avery is terrified. Can Phantom help her through her stage fright? And what will happen if anyone finds out about her secret pet?


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


More about the author and the world of Meow or Never:


Jessica Lewis (also known as Jazz Taylor)’s site:


Kiddle Encyclopedia’s page on the play Romeo and Juliet:


Official site for the musical The Phantom of the Opera, Phantom’s namesake:


Beyoncé’s site:


The Mayo Clinic’s page on Avery’s sensory coping technique for anxiety:


Included as well: a word search, a crossword puzzle, and two coloring pages of cats!








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 swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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