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Year Twelve

The Boys in the Boat
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Jr Books

Junior companion book for 2015-16

Jr Books

Each year Saratoga Reads chooses junior companion titles to complement the program’s selected book of the year and organizes junior programming inspired by these books for school-age children.

This deeply emotional yet easily accessible middle-grade adaptation of The Boys in the Boat shows readers how we can find hope in the most desperate of times (Recommended for ages 11-17).

Junior Events
  • Thursday, February 4 and 11—Junior Discussion Series (click here to learn more)
    Young readers' adaptation of The Boys in the Boat, Saratoga Springs Public Library
    6:30-8:00 p.m.

    To sign up, email Be sure to include your name, a parent's name, school, grade and homeroom teacher. All students in grades 4-6 are invited to participate. Students residing in the SSCSD will receive a free copy of the book compliments of the Saratoga Springs City School District.

  • Wednesday, February 17—Winter break family art event inspired by The Boys in the Boat, Tang Museum, Skidmore College
    10:30 a.m.-noon

  • Wednesday, February 24—Junior Book Discussion for SRA rowers and coaches, 7:00 p.m., Location TBD

Junior Advisory Group
The members of this year's Junior Advisory Group are:
  • Jennifer Ogrodowski, Department Head, Youth Services, Saratoga Springs Public Library
  • Catherine Golden, Professor of English, Skidmore College
  • Tabitha Orthwein, Executive Board Chair, Saratoga Reads!
  • Lauren Cohen, Book Selection Coordinator, Saratoga Reads!
  • Peg Ruben, retired second grade teacher, Saratoga Springs School District
  • Kali Nagler, Children's Librarian, Saratoga Springs Public Library