The Mother-Daughter Book Club: Summary and book reviews of The Mother-Daughter Book Club by Shireen Dodson, plus links to an excerpt from The Mother-Daughter Book Club and a biography of Shireen Dodson.
The Mother-Daughter Book Club How Ten Busy Mothers and Daughters Came Together to Talk, Laugh and Learn Through Their Love of Reading
by Shireen Dodson, Teresa Barker
Paperback: May 1997,
Combining the practical with the personal, The Mother-Daughter Book Club tells the story of 10 mothers and their preteen daughters and how their relationships were enriched through a monthly reading club. With step-by-step guidelines, stories, anecdotes, reading lists, sample themes and related activities, it offers practical instructions for starting a book club while encouraging mothers and daughters to learn to talk openly with one another.
At a key stage of their daughter's development, mothers will find a hopeful antidote to depression, eating disorders, self-destructive behavior and other problems facing adolescent girls. Most important, The Mother-Daughter Book Club shows that reading, learning and spending time together helps girls build self-esteem.
With suggested reading lists from authors and experts ranging from Kaye Gibbons, Joyce Carol Oates and Tipper Gore to Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Beth Winship and Ann Martin, The Mother-Daughter Book Club has the potential to inspire whole networks of reading clubs nationwide.
Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia
This is a book that was waiting to be born, and angel book sent to give mothers and daughters hope. The Mother-Daughter Book Club is about community, about adults supporting each other and helping other people's children. It's about communicating values to children in ways that work. It will help mothers and daughters connect in new ways and save many Ophelias from drowning.
Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook
The Mother-Daughter Book Club is an idea that is so wonderful, so full of commonsense goodness, why has it taken so long for it to be born? This could easily be the catalyst for a national movement.
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