Roundtable Reading: Stuntboy, in the Meantime by Jason Reynolds
Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)
Reading led by
Vickie Price, librarian, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Portico Reeves lives in the biggest house on the block, maybe even the city, which his mom calls an apartment building but he calls a castle. As Portico, he navigates tense interactions with the local bully, the stress of his parents’ fights, and his own anxiety, or “frets.” What no one knows is that he’s also . . . Stuntboy! As Stuntboy, he protects his family and best friends, and he’s the reason the family cat has nine lives. His superpower is making sure all the other superheroes stay super, and super safe. Enjoy reading this action-packed graphic novel, told in short episodes with amusing commercial breaks, as you get to know a fourth-grade superhero.
About Roundtable Reading
At Roundtable Reading, young readers read aloud to one another from the opening pages of a good book for about an hour. Children who participate at the event will receive a copy of the book to continue reading at home. No advance sign-up needed; just show up promptly at 2 o’clock, ready to read!