Cougar Cub Book Club


Attention rising 5th and 6th grade girls!
MND invites you to join the FREE Cougar Cub Book Club this summer!

Each participant will receive her own copy of the selected book to read at home.

♦ Step 1: Register on June 15! The Cougar Cub Book Club is limited to 100 participants.
♦ Step 2: Stop by MND to pick up the free personal copy of this summer’s selected book (Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly)! You can pick up anytime during school hours (8:00 am – noon)!
♦ Step 3: Read the book!
♦ Step 4: Attend the Cougar Cub Book Club Party on July 15 at 9:30 a.m.! This is a fun event featuring book-related activities and discussions led by MND Student Ambassadors, Book Club Members and Faculty.

Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

The story of a deaf girl’s connection to a whale whose song can’t be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him. From fixing the class computer to repairing old radios, twelve-year-old Iris is a tech genius. But she’s the only deaf person in her school, so people often treat her like she’d not very smart. If you’ve ever felt like no one was listening to you, then you know how hard that can be. When she learns about Blue 55, a real whale who is unable to speak to other whales, Iris understands how he must feel. Then she has an idea: she should invent a way to “sing” to him! But he’s three thousand miles away. How will she play her song for him? – From GoodReads

Registration Opens June 15th!

Mount Notre Dame took care in selecting this book; however, we encourage parents to decide on the appropriateness of this book for their daughter, and even read along with her! This book is intended to serve as an opportunity for Cougar Cub Book Club participants to think, discuss, question, explore, and participate in fun book-related activities with other peer readers, led by MND students and MND Book Club moderators.

Please contact Donna Groene, Director of Admissions, at or Julia Desrosiers, Admissions Program Coordinator at if you have any questions.

Past selections include: Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper, Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan, Bounce by Megan Shull