Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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February 11, 2014

Book club gets girls discussing

Neither snow nor sleet can keep these girls away from their books. Indeed, the Mother-Daughter Book Club met Jan. 28 even though schools were closed.

Former pharmacist and now stay-at-home mom Tricia Jennewein started the group last August. “This has always been a dream of mine,” she reports.

“I’ve always read to my kids, even from the time that they were babies in my lap and not talking yet. As they got older, I read aloud chapter books and we always had an audiobook playing in the car while running errands and certainly on long car trips.”

After moving to Batesville from Kansas City in June 2012, and meeting “other moms with girls my own daughter’s age who shared my values,” it was time to form the club.

In addition to Jennewein and her daughter, Batesville Intermediate School third-grader Chloe Jennewein, 9, other members are BIS fourth-grader Amelia Austin, 9, and mom Carla; St. Louis School second-grader Claire Saner, 8, and mom Jen; BIS fourth-grader Emerson Belew, 10, and mom Lindsay; BIS fourth-grader Maddie Hanley, 9, and mom Melissa; and St. Michael School, Brookville, third-grader Claire VanMeter, 9, and mom Jennie.

“We meet once a month for about 90 minutes, aiming for the evening of the third Tuesday, but we are flexible.”

The leader explains, “Each book has been liked by different people for different reasons. Hearing the differing perspectives is one of the benefits of participating in a book club.”

Amelia Austin reports that so far “my favorite book was ‘Island of the Blue Dolphins’ by Scott O’Dell because it has adventure. It has subjects that are not familiar to me so I have to think deeper.” Maddie Hanley preferred “The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor Estes “because it felt like I was one of the characters in the book.”

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