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The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

by Kate Hattemer

Book Summary


This story is set in a school for artistically talented students, and a reality show threatens the culture of the school. The conflict is about whether students will (or should) take advantages of the show’s rewards, or fight against everything it represents.

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Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

Book Review

This author has a distinctive voice, and although she’s writing about teens in a school setting (like thousands of other stories), she manages to create characters who are authentic and different from the usual fare.

Class Structure Recommendation: Small Group Book Club, or Independent Reading

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Ethics within Competitive Settings
  • Talented Artists
  • Finding Your Own Voice
  • Rebellion Against Social Systems

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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