About Back to the Basics Book Club
What is Back to the Basics Book Club: Back to the Basics Book Club is dedicated to restoring hope, happiness and most importantly self-confidence to families, friends, and even our beloved ptes over a good book. In light of these economically stressful times, it’s easy to get distracted from what matters most. Each Back to the Basics group meets weekly to discuss a book’s riveting topics themes and struggles. Books are picked to reflect the emotional climate of these times, however, the characters prove to be strong, resilient and triumphant.
Classes are divided into five sections: Parents with toddlers; Parents and elementary school aged children; Parents and middle school and high school aged children; Doggy day book club (owners and their dogs); Kitty Kat book club (owners and their cats)
About: Mother-and-daughter duo set out to create a way to empower each other as well as others through reading. Sandra Oliver, an elementary school teacher and mother of three, knows all too well the ability reading has to heal hearts and minds. A teacher of 21 years, Sandra has worked in the Wellington and Royal Palm Beach area mainly as a reading teacher. Her most popular assignment is a book publishing project she does yearly where she enables children to write and publish their own hardcover books.
“Reading is more than an escape,” Oliver says. “It’s a way for us to get away for just a moment from our everyday struggles so that we can heal, and be stronger to confront the challenges we face when we return.” Oliver notes that no matter how young or old, we all face challenges and we can all overcome them.
Recent college graduate, Rochelle Oliver is a journalist who has worked at the Palm Beach Post, Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. As a child, Rochelle would sit at the foot of her parent’s bed with stacks of books at her side. Her childhood favorites were Shel Silberstein and Dr. Seuss. Having been raised by a reading teacher, Rochelle began reading before beginning Kindergarten.
“When I was growing up I didn’t have Nintendo or cable TV, but what I did have were books,” Rochelle recalls. “My parents provided me with something far more valuable than things.”
It’s from these personal experiences and successes that mother and daughter set out to provide others the opportunity to get back to the basics and remember real happiness isn’t based on what we don’t have, but how we bond with those we already have around us.
If you are interested in joining or have questions, send an email to: BacktotheBasicsBookClub@Gmail.com
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