Vermont Humanities

Vermont Reads Book Discussions

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Vermont Reads

Note: we strongly recommend using a trained facilitator via our Reading & Discussion program for community discussions centered around Gather and its themes.

We are offering each Vermont Reads host organization one free discussion of Gather, led by one of our trained facilitators.

Vermont Humanities pays the discussion facilitator a $275 stipend for each session. The facilitator leads each event, beginning with a 10-15 minute presentation on the text, followed by a participatory discussion. Each session lasts about 90 minutes.

Email us at if you have any questions.

We will post the list of trained facilitators, and the application form, in June, 2024.

Discussion Guide

This Candlewick Press Discussion Guide (PDF) for Gather was prepared by Grace K. Worcester, a former youth services consultant for the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Having spent her entire professional life working with books and children, she has served on the Newbery Medal, Caldecott Medal, Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and National Book Award for Young People’s Literature committees.

Download the Gather Discussion Guide

Vermont Humanities*** April 3, 2024