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Do you ever get jealous of your kids because they get to do things that you didn’t when you were their age? Maybe they just got a computer game that you know you would have played for hours at their age, or they get to attend karate classes and you think you would have loved those, too. A similar thing happened to me, recently: I sat in a BookUp session and thought, why couldn’t I have done this when I was in middle school?

Founded by the National Book Foundation in 2007, BookUp is essentially an incredibly awesome book club for underserved students throughout New York City. There are chapters in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn, and each is run by a professional writer. I share some of the most interesting and seemingly effective parts, below: