During the month of April, we have two book clubs. I’m over the moon ecstatic about our April 6th book club. Why, you ask? Because author, R.J Palacio, will be hanging out with us – Interactive Media Teen book Club – to talk about her thought-provoking inspiring book, Wonder. Wonder has been chosen as the Tacoma Community Reads book of 2013. It’s a powerful story at times heart-breaking and at times life-affirming. It will surely help bring about some important discussion. Read more about the book below.
Register now to snag a copy while supplies last and reserve your seat in this special author luncheon version of teen book club.
When: Saturday, April 6th @11:30am
Where: Tacoma Library’s Main Branch (Board Room)
Who: Middle and high school students only
What: Discussion with author, R.J. Palacio
Extras: Lunch will be provided
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, From the publisher:
I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial [abnormality] that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?
R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. With wonderfully realistic family interactions (flawed, but loving), lively school scenes, and short chapters, Wonder is accessible to readers of all levels.
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