March Teen Book Club: The Song of Achilles 2021

March Teen Book Club: The Song of Achilles

The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.

The purchase of the online class component includes the following book specific resources:

      • * A suggested reading schedule
      • * A PDF reading guide with comprehension questions
      • * Vocabulary activities
      • * Discussion board posts in our online classroom
      • * Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
      • * An invitation to a live discussion
      • * A recording of the summary of the live discussion

What Makes SEA Online Classes Special

Month-Long Online Classroom Experience with a 1-hour live session near the end of the month.

Live session scheduled for Friday, March 26 from 1-2pm Eastern. Video summary available for those who cannot attend.

Suggested Age Range: 13+

$10 for 1 Month
$35 for 1 Month with Feedback

All participants will need to secure their own copy of the book. Used, borrowed, or electronic versions are all acceptable.

For live session: A webcam and microphone are recommended.

For participation throughout the book club: A Google Drive account is required to submit some assignments. Discussion boards will take place over Discord. Parent permission is required for use of Discord for students under the age of 13. Those who do not wish to use Discord may still participate in discussions via the comment feature in our classroom. Both Google Drive and Discord accounts can be

Participants can participate as much as works for their schedules and interest level. There will be opportunities for ongoing discussions, vocabulary activities, and additional resources to explore. Between reading the book and participating in supplemental activities, participants can expect to spend between 1 and 3 hours a week on class activities. Those who choose to do the final project (with or without the feedback add-on) can expect to spend 4-5 additional hours on that project.

The book club discussion boards and live discussion are extemporaneous and therefore somewhat unpredictable. Facilitators will do their best to ensure positive, supportive interactions.

Families are encouraged to check reviews and content notes for each individual book in the book club to ensure it is a good fit for them.