The 2011 Junior Book Crew graduated just this Monday. It is a pity I never got to meet any of them though I am proud to have read some of their very wonderful compositions. The Fully Booked Zine's editor-in-chief gave several of them an exercise, which had to do with being able to write with integrity and honesty, and being able to find something positive in a book that they would not ordinarily pick up from the shelves. They were instructed to be as truthful as possible.
The idea was to choose something from their favorite genre, but on a topic they weren't too fond of.
I have decided to publish their work as is: no edits; all the charm of their handwritten book reviews preserved. Here is a picture of the 2011 Junior Book Crew during their graduation. There are 2 batches: the first for those ages 11-13 and the second for those 14-16.
|The 2011 JBC ages 11-13|
|The 2011 JBC ages 14-16|