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Virtual Volunteer Book Club

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


School on Wheels will host our first ever Virtual Volunteer Book Club. Join us as we read the story of Ari and her brother Gage, as they battle homelessness and fight to continue their education.

A virtual discussion at the book’s conclusion will be hosted on Thursday, May 14th from 6-7 pm via a Zoom call. RSVP today to receive the link to the Zoom call so that you can participate.

If you need to buy the book, here are some great independent book stores in and around Indianapolis who could use our support.

Indy Reads Books

If you are interested in purchasing a new book our distributor can ship it directly to your home and the revenue continues to support our nonprofit. Please e-mail anna@indyreadsbooks.org with your phone number and the title(s) you are looking for and our bookstore manager, Anna, will call you to complete the transaction.

Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore

Beginning today, March 18, the store will be staffed from ten to five-thirty Monday through Saturday but our doors will be closed. Please call at 317-255-2598 for delivery of those special books and toys. We can deliver to your home, or we’ll ship for a nominal fee.

Turn the Page Westfield

You can shop through BookShop.org and give Turn the Page credit for your book purchase using this link.

The e-book may be available for check out using your Indianapolis Public Library ID using Axis 360.

Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Juvenile Fiction/ Young Adult

384 pages


When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been “couch surfing,” staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.


May 14
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm