After a small hiatus the Teen Book Club is back, and a little bit different! Starting in March we will meet from 5:30-6:30 (right after Homework Help) on the first Tuesday of every month. The Book Club will meet in the Teen Area, with snacks, to discuss our current reads, favorite books of 2018, and to discuss our Book Club pick.
The Book Club is open to all teens (13-18 years old) with varying reading interests. We will try and dive into a wide variety of genres so as to include everyone’s reading taste. The meetings will be dedicated to discussing themes, characters, why or why not you did or did not like the book, etc. But this is also a space to discuss all sorts of books, as well as topics presented in our favorite and least favorite books.
On March 5th, 2019 we will be discussing On the Come Up by Angie Thomas, the New York Times Best Selling author of The Hate U Give.
On the Come Up synopsis:
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.
On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.
I can’t wait to see you there!
Stephanie, Teen LTA