Book Club Guide – Featured on Oprah.com
Thanks to all you book club leaders who chose Columbine. You have been great to me. We created some options to enrich your club's experiences:
- Readers' questions.
- Videos designed for book clubs and classrooms.
- Skype appearances (now complete).
Book Club Questions at Oprah.com
I worked with a team of readers and the Harpo staff to compile nineteen discussion questions for your reading group. You can find them here at Oprah.com.
They are also printed in the back of the expanded paperback edition of the book.
If you're really ambitious, there are in-depth questions, by catagory in our Instructor Guide. (See link in the menu bar, under Columbine.)
Oprah's site also includes a glowing review of the book, and an excerpt: Chapter 1: "Mr. D"
Book Club Videos
I have created a series of short videos designed to be played at or before book clubs or in classrooms). Each video addresses a single topic about Columbine, which you readers have been asking about.
Inde Next Recommendation
Columbine was an official Indie Next List for Reading Groups selection with this testimonial:
Columbine, by Dave Cullen
"Every once in a rare while a book arrives to bear witness, and such is the case with Columbine. This definitive account of the Colorado high school tragedy will not only surpass all others, it will endure and take a rightful place on the shelf along side Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song." -- Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
Thanks to all the clubs that have chosen Columbine. Have fun reading.
Having trouble convincing your club to adopt this book? Consider sharing this 3-minute Columbine video. It summarizes the book concisely, and many club leaders report finding it persuasive: