Roundtable Reading: Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas

Recommended for ages 8 and up with accompanying adult(s)

Becca Todd

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    Reading led by Becca Todd, former District Library Coordinator, Berkeley Unified School District

In this graphic novel, Bree can’t wait for her first day at Enith Brigitha Middle School, home of the Mighty Manatees—until she gets stuck with the only elective that fits her schedule, the dreaded Swim 101. This makes Bree more than a little queasy, yet she’s forced to dive headfirst into one of her greatest fears. Lucky for her, she finds Etta, an elderly neighbor and former swim team captain, who is willing to help. With Etta’s training and lots of hard work, Bree suddenly finds her swim-crazed community counting on her to turn the team around. But she knows their rival, the prestigious Holyoke Prep, has everything they need to leave the Mighty Manatees in their wake! 

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!

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