For the past five years, Children's Literacy Project volunteers have been facilitating weekly book discussion sessions in the fifth grade classrooms at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. The circles offer a unique way to help students improve their reading skills and develop a love of literature. Sharing with others, keeps a book-- its characters, the twists and the turns, and its emotion-- alive. A good discussion makes students think and question, and it allows students to see different perspectives, fostering empathy, compassion, and understanding. The circles also support the Global Reading Challenge, a city-wide "Quiz Bowl" contest sponsored by the Seattle Public Library for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in the Seattle Public Schools. After reading 10 books, children take part in a "Quiz Bowl" contest at the downtown library. Facilitators and students are currently looking forward to this exciting competition.