NPR's Back-Seat Book Club for ages 9-14

The Graveyard Book

National Public Radio (NPR) has started a special project for listeners ages 9-14: the Back-Seat Book Club. Beginning in October, the show All Things Considered would like young listeners and their parents to read a selected book each month and then join in the conversation with that book's author. They want to know what you think and give the author a chance to answer questions you have about the book!

The first selection in the Back-Seat Book Club is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which is perfect for Halloween. It's the story of Nobody Owens, a boy who is normal in every way – except that he has been raised by ghosts in a graveyard.

All you have to do to participate is read the book (it's available from the library in book, audio book and eBook formats, as well as in Spanish) or watch a video of Neil Gaiman reading the book on his website, then submit your comments and questions to NPR. Even if you don't have time to read the book, you can still listen to All Things Considered on Friday, October 28 to see what Neil has to say!

Learn more on the NPR website.

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