Welcome to our online book club for grades 5-8! We are excited for you to join us in reading Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee.
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, February 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!
"Star-Crossed" by Barbara Dee
"Mattie, a star student and passionate reader, is delighted when her English teacher announces the eighth grade will be staging Romeo and Juliet. And she is even more excited when, after a series of events, she finds herself playing Romeo, opposite Gemma Braithwaite’s Juliet. Gemma, the new girl at school, is brilliant, pretty, outgoing – and, if all that wasn’t enough: British. As the cast prepares for opening night, Mattie finds herself growing increasingly attracted to Gemma and confused, since, just days before, she had found herself crushing on a boy named Elijah. Is it possible to have a crush on both boys AND girls? If that wasn’t enough to deal with, things backstage at the production are starting to rival any Shakespearean drama!”
Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!
More about the author, Romeo and Juliet, and Shakespeare:
Barbara Dee’s site:
Sample from the audiobook for Star-Crossed:
Shakespeare.org.uk’s summary of Romeo and Juliet:
Folger.edu’s page on Romeo and Juliet:
MIT’s the complete works of Shakespeare:
Included as well: a word search, a Shakespearean insults guide, and a coloring page!
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!