PCS Plans 2nd Annual Community Read

Students, Parents, Teachers to Discuss Paulo Coehlo’s The Alchemist on 1-14

Zanthee Schwarzmann, Assistant Editor

The English department, in partnership with Bookshop Santa Cruz, is organizing the second annual PCS community read, which will take place next week. The event, which invites community members to read and discuss a selected book, will take place at 5:30 pm on January 14th at a zoom link to be posted on Canvas soon.

English teacher Andrea Roth, who is organizing the event, stated that it is open to everyone, no matter their age or relation to the PCS community. Ms. Roth said participants will go into breakout rooms to talk about the book and translators will be set up for families who speak Spanish. There is no advance requirement to participate, she added. Folks should just read the book before next Thursday and show up to the Zoom meeting.

An audiobook of the text, organized by ROAR writer Ayla Ferrell, and featuring Ayla, Ms. Roth, Olivia Hanlock, Ariel Ferrell, and Hayden Davilla as narrators, is linked to on the left.