Roundtable Reading: The Season of Styx Malone
Recommended for ages 8 and up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
Reading led by Jackie Overlid, librarian, Cragmont Elementary School, Berkeley
Young readers are invited to read aloud to each other from the opening of a good book. We will read from on-screen text for about thirty minutes. A few days later, children who participated in the session will get a copy of the book in the mail to continue reading at home. Sign up for this event between June 10 and June 12, when the sign-up link will be active on this page. The meeting link will be sent to you on the morning of June 13.
The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
Caleb Franklin and his big brother Bobby Gene have the whole summer for adventures in the woods behind their house in Sutton, Indiana. Caleb would like to venture further but their dad wants them close to home. Then, they meet new neighbor Styx Malone. He’s sixteen, mysterious, and oozes cool. He introduces Caleb and Bobby Gene to the Great Escalator Trade—exchanging one thing for something better until they achieve their wildest dream. As the trades get bigger, the brothers are soon in over their heads. There may be more to Styx than meets the eye, and it’s not all good.