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 firstname.lastname@example.org, visiting in-store, or by calling 919-828-1588 .
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.
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 . . .
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.