SALEM in History
US I Book Club: "America Fact & Fiction"
Facilitators: Teachers from Salem,
Beverly, and Danvers High Schools and Middle Schools
Location: will be forwarded to registered participants via email
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Participants receive: $300 plus books
Participants must attend at least three sessions to receive the stipend.
October 24 : The Fifth of March: A Story of the Boston Massacre by Ann Rinaldi (1993) –
Young Adult Fiction
Facilitator: Rebecca Zimmerman
November 13 (Monday): Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph Ellis
(2000) – Non-Fiction
Facilitator: Elizabeth Beaulieu
December 12 (Tues.): A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher (2006) - Fiction
Novel based on journal entries of Fisher’s ancestor, Emma Ruth Ross
Slavin, and her adventures along the Oregon Trail in the 1840s. Pen/Faulkner Finalist.
January 18 (Thurs.): The Known World by Edward P. Jones (2004) – Fiction
Facilitator: Joanne O'Keefe
Fictional depiction of blacks who owned other blacks in Virginia twenty years
before the Civil War. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
March 6 (Tues.): Good Brother, Bad Brother: The Story of Edwin Booth and
John Wilkes Booth by James Cross Giblin (2005) – Young Adult Fiction
Facilitator: Rebeca Zimmerman
April 12 (Thurs.): Daughters of the Union: Northern Women Fight the Civil War
by Nina Silber (2005) - Non-Fiction
Facilitator: Nancy Lincoln
Please contact Carney Maley by Friday, September 22 and provide her with
your preferred sessions, in rank order. Enrollment for each session is limited to
the first 8 people who express interest; others will be placed on a waitlist.