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A Walk Through DHS: The Silent Bibliophile

If one were to walk down the halls of a small town's high school, they would find themselves heaving through to successfully travel the difficult path of hormone-crazed teenagers. They would pass four jocks standing tall, the seemingly dominant male. They would pass four to six girls softly giggling and interlocking arms. They would pass the gamers, the troublemakers, the band members, the FFA students and everything in between. But who would go unnoticed? The quiet girl slightly cowered to the side with her nose in a book. The young gentleman lagging due to thousands of crisp pages weighing him down. The students, wild animals bombarding the cramped walkway, cling to the idea of fitting in and making it through. There seems to be an organization for the athletes, the brainiacs, the journalists, and the outspoken but where does the quiet girl secretly obsessed with the written word belong?

A book club is in the making. A peaceful space where young outliers can venture the text at their hands. Students' voices who are often overlooked or too soft to be heard can be projected through creative writing. Analysis on their recent read could be explored. A safe environment to show true vulnerability and trust as these students share and grow and express.

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