Welcome!

I am so happy that the Common Wealth Book Club amplifies the voices of new writers. In addition, we want the students we serve to read newly published books and join the discussion by giving their opinion.

Welcome to our group for independent readers. I am so happy that the Common Wealth Book Club amplifies the voices of new writers. In addition, we want the students we serve to read newly published books and join the discussion by giving their opinion. Students should read newly published books as well as literature that has existed for hundreds of years or decades.


This youth publishing site for the Young Adult Literature finalists of the Commonwealth Club's California Book Awards is part of the National Writing Project’s Writing Our Future initiative and created in partnership with The Commonwealth Book Club's Creating Citizens initiative.

Writing Our Future projects are designed by educators for educators and the young people they work with. Intended for use in schools, libraries, and other educational settings. All projects are COPPA compliant and educator-managed. NWP is committed to supporting young people’s writing and civic participation by providing a safe and supportive environment for youth writing, media creation, sharing, and publishing.