Michael Hutchinson, a teacher at Salem Middle School in Apex, runs the SMS Guys Read book club at his school.
When and where do you meet? We have two branches. The seventh- and eighth-grade group has 10 to 15 members and meets fortnightly after school. The sixth-grade branch, with 15 to 20 members, meets a few times a week, during the school day.
Tell us about your club. Anyone is welcome as long as they are a boy and in middle school. I try to find books that will be interesting to a large group of middle school boy readers. We also try to make videos that go with the story and post them to our blog.
What are you reading now? “The True Meaning of Smekday” by Adam Rex and “Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor” by Jon Scieszka.
What is your club’s favorite book? “Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka” by Jon Scieszka and “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda” by Tom Angleberger.
What’s unique about your club? We also have a blog with the tag line “Guys Don’t Read, Except When They Do” where we report on our books and activities. And, there is a third club, called Inklings, for readers of science fiction and fantasy.
Read more about this book club and comment on its current book, or tell us about your book club at newsobserver.com/trianglereads/.