Novel Engineering Book Club

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Novel Engineering Book Club

  • Ages 9-12
  • Derived from Tuft University’s course Novel Engineering this is a book club designed to enhance literacy, critical thinking, design and STEM skills.During this is an eight-week course we will read the novel The Night Diary, by Veera Hiranandani. The story follows a young girl Nisha in 1947 India. It is newly independent of British rule, after it has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders. Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn’t know where she belongs or what her country is anymore.As a class we will identify problems that appear throughout the story and collaboratively invent innovative solutions to assist Nisha along her journey to her new home.
  • Duration: 60 minutes, once a week
  • Cost: 6400 for eight classes
  • Spots: 8
  • Trials are unavailable as we will begin the book club right away.