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BOOK CLUB SETS

At Ray Township Public Library, we believe that reading can create a sense of community. 

We have our own Book Clubs for Adults (The Society of Readers) and for Kids (10&Up Book Club).
Check our Calendar for upcoming meetings.

We also have several book club sets that you can check out and take home for your group or club.  These can be checked out by anyone in the Suburban Library Cooperative.  Ask us for more details.

Hatchet
By Gary Paulsen

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

Esperanza Rising
by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.

StarGirl
by Jerry Spinelli

After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth grade in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, enchanting the Mica Student body.  But the delicate scales of popularity suddenly shift, and Stargirl is shunned for everything that makes her different.

The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate

When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.

What the Eyes Don't See:
a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American City
Mona Hanna-Attisha

The story of a significant environmental disaster and tale of a relentless physician who stood up to power. Shortly after the city of Flint shifted the source of its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint Fiver, citizens began complaining about the water but officials rebuffed them.

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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the city's public hospital, had no reason to be concerned about the water and encouraged the parents and children in her care to continue drinking it. But a conversation at a cookout with an old friend, leaked documents from a rogue environmental inspector, and the activism of a concerned mother raised red flags about lead -- a neurotoxin whose irreversible effects fall most heavily on children. This book is the story of how Dr. Mona -- accompanied by a team of researchers, parents, friends, and community leaders -- proved that Flint's kids were exposed to lead and then fought her own government and a brutal backlash to expose that truth to the world. At the center of the story is Dr. Mona herself -- an immigrant, doctor, scientist, and mother whose family's activist roots inspired her pursuit of justice..

The Dancing Girls
M.M. Chouinard

When Jennine Hammond is found dead in a hotel in the picture-perfect town Oakhurst, newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier is thrown into a disturbing case. Who would murder this shy, loving wife and leave her body posed like a ballerina?

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Jo wants to know why Jeanine's husband is so controlling about money, and where Jeanine"s wedding ring is, but before she and her team can get close to the truth, another woman is found strangled in a hotel, arms placed gracefully above her head like a dancer. While digging through old case files, Jo makes a terrifying link to a series of cold cases: each victim bears the same strangulation marks. But the FBI won't take Jo seriously, and if she disobeys direct orders by investigating the killings outside of her jurisdiction, it will mean the end of the career she's already sacrificed so much for, even her relationship. Just as Jo is beginning to lose hope, she finds messages on the victims' computers that make her question whether these small-town women were hiding big lies. Jo thinks this is the missing link, but she knows the murderer is moments away from selecting his next victim. Will it lead her to the most twisted killer of her career in time, or will another innocent life be lost?.

Her Daughter's Cry
M.M. Chouinard

After she is found stumbling in the woods, the police ran tests. The blood on Zoe's shirt isn't hers they say, it belongs to her messing daughter. But Zoe doesn't remember a daughter, the blow to her head has wiped her memory clean. Then the man claiming to be Zoe's husband turns up, is he someone she can trust?

Taken to the Grave
M.M. Chouinard

It's a sleepy morning in suburbia when a girl's body is discovered by a running trail in the town of Oakhurst. Local detective Jo is shocked to the core. Because the girl is the second innocent victim to turn up dead in three days. And just like the first, a tarot card has been left by the body.

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The meaning of the card: betrayal. Jo soon uncovers a series of threatening messages targeting the girl and the first victim, her teacher. The primary suspect is a volatile student with an axe to grind for failing grades, and the frightened town is out for his blood. But the next day, a much-loved member of the community is found dead in her home, a tarot card in her mail. There's no clear motive to link her death to the others, and the message on the card this time is even stranger: domestic bliss. With the deaths so close together, Jo knows she's running out of time to crack the code and bring the killer to justice. And the pressure only gets worse with heart-breaking news about Jo's father forcing her to choose between helping her family heal or the victims' families get justice. Can Jo find the twisted murderer sending the town into a panic before another life is lost? Or this time, will the dangerous killer find her first?