Kusoma Reading Circle

Starting this summer 2021

The Kusoma Reading Circle is a virtual summer reading club designed for children and youth who LOVE reading, or who need encouragement to engage in the wonderful world of reading.

Join us this summer on Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 4pm to 6pm for fun, engaging and interactive activities geared for children as young as 3 years old and up.

About Kusoma Reading Circle

Kusoma means reading in swahili

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body


Welcome to the Kusoma Reading Circle, where we encourage readers of all reading levels and ages to discover great books, share new stories, explore important topics, and have some bookish fun! From book-themed activities to printable discussion, you’ll find plenty of inspiration for a great conversation. This exciting four week series will run throughout the month of July. Children from ages 4-18 will have an opportunity to read various exciting books throughout the month and be able to virtually meet other readers to talk and share about what they read! 

The books that we will read as part of the Kusoma Reading Circle will celebrate diversity with books written by Black, Indigenous and racialized authors. We will explore themes such as belonging, community, mindfulness, Black identity and many others. All reading levels, from beginners to advanced, are welcome! 

Upcoming Book Features

Kupanda (Rising) Readers focuses on stories written for readers at age 10 and up. Our Book of the Month is, “A Good Kind of Trouble”. Join us every Thursday in July 2021 at 4pm to 6pm to discuss the book, participate in interactive activities, and engage in the arts.

Love your book? Reading books that you journey? Became a ghost reviewer, and upload your favorite books and critiques for our learners to see.


Kabambe Readers! Join our reading circle, “Punching the Air” by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam. Each Thursday in July from 4pm to 6pm, we will explore this title with engaging conversations, and interactive activities.

We can’t just read without inspiring creativity within our hearts and minds.

Join our Padlet showcase

Mapema (early) Readers explore a new book each week! Join our reading circle to learn a new book, engage in interactive activities, and explore the creativity which lies within.

Kusoma Reading Circle

Kusoma reading circle was initiated in July 2021. However, we want to bring this exciting circle to you throughout the year. Join us starting in September 2021 for our upcoming circle.


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