Teen Book Club Discussions

Do you know a teen or young adult who would like to read and discuss a recent work of fiction dealing with contemporary issues? This fall we're hosting three different book club meetings, free to attend, and moderated by an NC State professor and her students:

TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 6:00 p.m. For ages 14-18, American Street by Ibi Zoboi. The author draws on her own experience as a young Haitian immigrant, infusing this lyrical exploration of America with magical realism and vodou culture. "Will reach young readers regardless of their background."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review)

TUESDAY, OCT. 17, 6:00 p.m. For ages 11-14, Refugee by Alan Gratz. Interwoven stories of child refugees from WWII to the present.

TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 6:00 p.m. For ages 14-18, Still Life with Tornado by A.S. King. A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family.

The meetings will last about an hour, and attendees should have read the book. QRB gives a 21% discount when purchasing the book for club. Register for any one meeting by emailing kids@quailridgebooks.com, visiting in-store, or by calling 919-828-1588 .

American Street Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062473042
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - February 14th, 2017

Five Starred Reviews

American Street is an evocative and powerful coming-of-age story perfect for fans of Everything, Everything; Bone Gap; and All American Boys.

Refugee Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545880831
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 25th, 2017

JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .

ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .

Still Life with Tornado Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101994900
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Speak - October 3rd, 2017

A heartbreaking and mindbending story of a talented teenage artist's awakening to the brokenness of her family from critically acclaimed award-winner A.S. King.