OMO has a book group meeting each evening Monday-Friday on different topics for different ages.
a copy of the book (free PDFs will be shared prior to each session when available)
a way to take notes or doodle while we discuss the stories
a willingness to chat (by voice or chat box)!
New! We are now using Eventbrite to help you set reminders for upcoming can't-miss sessions. Click on the links below or visit our OMO Eventbrite page to view all upcoming sessions: www.eventbrite.com/o/omo-30646165938
WE LOVE READING! Book groups are a great way to engage with others and to make new friends while bonding over your favorite characters or learning about new ones.
MONDAYS 5pm: Ongoing Series Book Group The Thief Series by Megan Whalen Turner Hannah will lead us through this YA fantasy series that is great for independent readers (including adults)
TUESDAYS 5pm: Ongoing Series Book Group Harry Potter Series (all ages) We will be reading the WHOLE series! Join Alanna and the rest of us fellow Potterheads young and not so young, to discuss, make HP crafts, and share your favorite parts. Great for those new to the series and for those who have read them dozens of times! Check out Harry Potter crafts and activities here.
WEDNESDAYS 5pm: Bestseller Book Group Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery.
Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
Homegoing is part of our Bestseller Books series. The books that fall under this category are great for adult readers.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor Twelve-year-old Sunny lives in Nigeria, but she was born American. Her features are African, but she's albino. She's a terrific athlete, but can't go out into the sun to play soccer. There seems to be no place where she fits in. And then she discovers something amazing—she is a "free agent" with latent magical power. Soon she's part of a quartet of magic students, studying the visible and invisible, learning to change reality. But will it be enough to help them when they are asked to catch a career criminal who knows magic too?
Our series of Family Book Group and Diverse Voices reads are chosen to highlight the writings and life experiences of people in cultures and communities that are often underrepresented. Past reads include: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros More to the Story by Hena Khan
FRIDAYS 5pm: Kid Book Group Freaky Friday Selections Each Friday, one of the OMO kids will choose a book they think others will enjoy. Past reads include: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Though we typically do not record Book Group, you can watch previous sessions and some special occasion ones here (like when Hena Khan joined us for the last More to the Story Book Group Discussion:
PAST READS The Hunger Games Series (independent readers; completed) This series was another great one for mixing age groups. Perspectives change with age and life experiences, so it was good to hear from different age perspectives. The Hunger Games Book Group