Books for Groups

Books for Groups is the Library’s newest service for book lovers! At least five copies of each title are available for your reading group.  Here’s what you need to know about checking out items from Books for Groups:

  • The Books for Groups collection is shelved along the north wall of the main floor of the library.
  • Both Waukegan Public Library cardholders and out-of-town borrowers are welcome to check out books from this collection. You may check out all the copies of a book or just a single copy.
  • To place a hold on multiple copies of a title, please contact a librarian for assistance.
  • If you check out multiple copies of a book for the use of your group or book club, remember that items checked out to you are your responsibility. If copies are lost or damaged by someone in your group, you must pay the replacement cost.

To view more information about a book, including reviews and summaries, click the title.

Books for Groups Titles in English:

Author Book Level
Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains: Seeds of America Green/Yellow
Bradbury, Ray Dandelion Wine Yellow
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451 Orange
Canales, Viola The Tequila Worm Green/Yellow
Cisneros, Sandra The House on Mango Street Green/Yellow
Connor, Leslie Waiting for Normal Blue/Green
Dash, Julie Daughters of the Dust Yellow/Orange
Flake, Sharon G. The Skin I’m In Green
Fleischman, Paul Seedfolks Green
Haddix, Margaret Peterson Found Green/Yellow
Jimenez, Francisco The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child Green/Yellow
Johnston, Tony Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio Green
Gallo, Donald R. Join In: Multiethnic Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults Green/Yellow
Kline, Christina Baker Orphan Train Green/Yellow
Kowalski, William The Barrio Kings Blue
Kowalski, William The Way It Works Blue/Green
Lupica, Mike Heat Green/Yellow
Mathis, Ayana The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Orange
O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins Green/Yellow
Orwell, George Animal Farm Purple
Rhodes-Courter, Ashley Three Little Words Green/Yellow
Ryan, Pam Munoz Becoming Naomi Leon Green/Yellow
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza Rising Green/Yellow
Smith, Roland Peak Green/Yellow
Steinbeck, John Of Mice and Men Green
Stockett, Kathryn The Help Green/Yellow
Tsukiyama, Gail The Samurai’s Garden Orange
Weir, Andy The Martian Green/Yellow

Books for Groups Titles in Spanish:

Author Book Level
Ada, Alma Flor Nacer Bailando Yellow
Alvarez, Julia De como Las Muchachas Garcia Perdieron el Acento Yellow
Cisneros, Sandra La Casa en Mango Street Green
Ryan, Pam Munoz El Sonador Green
Ryan, Pam Munoz Esperanza renace Green/Yellow
Urrea, Luis Alberto Rumbo al Hermoso Norte Green