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Upcoming Author Webinars
November 2, 2022 at 7:30 pm Karina Yan Glaser
speaking about A DUET FOR HOME
Yan Glaser is the beloved, New York Times Best Selling Author of the much-adored VANDERBEEKER series.
December 1, 2022 at 7 pm Lisa Yee
speaking about MAIZY CHEN’S LAST CHANCE
MAIZY CHEN just became a National Book Award Finalist for Young People. This prestigious honor was awarded to just five books for young people written in 2022, out of hundreds published!
February 1, 2023 at 7 pm Dan Gemeinhart
speaking about THE MIDNIGHT GARDEN
Gemeinhart is the award-winning, New York Times Best Selling Author of middle-grade books including THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE, THE HONEST TRUTH, SCAR ISLAND, and SOME KIND OF COURAGE.
Here’s what others have asked before subscribing to The Dawn Society
Do I have to re-sign up every month? I don’t understand how the meeting times work?
Nope! Once you join, the subscription will auto-renew each month until you cancel. With regard to the meeting time, pick the time slot that works best for your child. So, if the third Thursday of the month at the 7:45 p.m. time slot is best for your child, your child will be automatically re-enrolled in that small group each month, until you choose to cancel your subscription (but why would you do that? Your child will love being a member of The Dawn Society!) This alleviates stress when it comes to planning – you simply know that the third Thursday of each month will be book club day!
What if my child has to miss a meeting at their designated time?
Don’t worry – you can simply join another group’s discussion for the month if you are able, and you still have the ability to discuss the book with the rest of your group in The Dawn Society’s awesome discussion forum! Just reach out to Lauren via the discussion forum or email.
Can I register more than one child? How should I do this?
Absolutely! Please register each child in a separate order, and make sure to register using different email addresses for each child. For our dashboard, each member must have a unique email address to create their own account!
Will my child be with the same kids each time?
That’s the goal! Each group will be capped at 15. If someone leaves the group, we will open it up for a new member. But the goal is to have our groups stay together. This is how we truly build connection and community!
Is the book of the month included in the price?
No, the book is not included in your monthly subscription. We recommend checking out the book from your local library or purchasing it from your local bookstore. If you can not find it nearby, we love shopping at bookshop.org (it supports independent book shops around the country!), the publishers’ websites, or Amazon.
What if a meeting falls on a holiday?
We recognize that some meetings may conflict with a national or other holiday. In this case, the affected group will vote together on a new date and time for that month’s meeting. We will select the date that works for the majority of the group. No problem!
My child doesn’t really love to read, will this help?
It depends. To many of the children in The Dawn Society, reading is as essential as breathing. Most of our members love to read and they love to discuss the books they read. That being said, if your child has expressed an interest or desire to read more, this may be a great option. On the other hand, it is important to remember that book clubs aren’t for every kid, and you should not force your child to be ina book club. The last thing you want to do is make reading a chore when it should be a gift.
My child is in 2nd grade. Can they join the book club?
Is your child an advanced reader? Do they have the social maturity to discuss books with older children? We recommend The Dawn Society Juniors for voracious (often advanced) readers in third and fourth grade who love to have insightful and meaningful discussions about the books they are reading. You know your child best and are most suited to make the decision as to whether this will be a good fit for your little one!
Will my child meet an author every month?
No. We will have author visits, at no extra charge, every three to four months. If your child is a member of The Dawn Society that month, he/she/they will be able to attend the exclusive webinar!
What’s the deal with the discussion forum? I don’t want my child to talk to random people or private message with anyone.
Don’t worry. The discussion forum is secure and for The Dawn Society members only; our team will moderate it daily. There is no way to private message another member on the forum. All new members will be required to sign our Community Guidelines prior to getting started, which highlight our core values and explain the rules for participating both on the forum and in our Zoom meetings.
“I had the opportunity to meet the book club members of The Dawn Society after they had read and discussed one of my books, and I was so impressed by their thoughtful and interesting questions. It was such a pleasure to speak with such engaged and excited readers!”
“My meeting with The Dawn Society was so fun and enlightening. I could tell the participants had engaged in incredibly deep and meaningful conversations about my book, and I loved their insights. What a wonderful club!”
“My author visit with The Dawn Society couldn’t have been better. Lauren was an amazing host, and the members were so engaged. It was a terrific interaction!”
“I had the best time talking with The Dawn Society book club members about Maizy Chen’s Last Chance. Our lively discussions were fun and insightful and it was a joy to speak directly with readers!”