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Angie Frederickson
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Sophia Garibaldi, Ileana Valenciano, Grace Jackson, Emaan Yousuf

Sophia Garibaldi, Ileana Valenciano, Grace Jackson, and Emaan Yousuf

Condit Elementary School students Sophia Garibaldi, Ileana Valenciano, Grace Jackson, and Emaan Yousuf (pictured, from left) participate in a virtual book club to stay connected during the pandemic. Fifth grader Sophia organized the group for her friends, and they meet weekly, via Zoom, to discuss what they are reading. The books are chosen specifically to create discussion topics that might seem more typical of a group of adults, rather than children. Each week the girls talk about books dealing with topics like racism, disabilities, and socioeconomic-class issues. Their hope is to inspire others in their generation to learn more about and demonstrate inclusivity. 

Editor’s note: The Buzz congratulates our regular Buzz About Town writer, associate editor Jordan Steinfeld, and her husband Matthew on the recent arrival of baby Sloane. Jordan is taking a short break to spend time with Sloane. In the meantime, Buzz writer Angie Frederickson is handling this column. As usual, please send your high-res photos and community news to [email protected]. Items are published on a space-available basis.

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