Now this is what I'm talking about!! Kudos to Andrew Luck for starting a book club! The idea that pro athletes are role models for reading is something I have been preaching here and in my profession forever. Leave it to Luck to be one of the first (and only) ones to figure this out!
Check out his site at www.andrewluckbookclub.com and get involved! The selections are cleverly organized into a "rookie" and "veteran" titles to reach various levels of reader. The target group is about middle school on up, which is exactly the audience that needs this attention.
I can't wait to see how the club is received and if it propels any other pro athletes to become involved in their own reading mission. If only these people realized the power they had.......well, I can only dream. Andrew, thanks for providing the spark. Perhaps we can meet and talk books the night before the Packers knock the Colts silly at Lambeau on November 6. In fact, we should just make a bet that if(when) you lose, I will pick the next two Packer books for the club read.
I tell you what though, I love the book club idea. To all my library friends, link this site up to your homepage and hang a sign for the club in your library. It's up to us to pass the word!
Andrew, remember-- Jockbrarian has your back!!