That’s right, we’re discussing two books during the month of April!
You already know about the first book, Wonder by R.J. Palacio. That book club meeting will actually be a special lunch with the author! There are only a few spots left to register, for the Saturday, April 6th @11:30 a.m. teen book club, so sign up ASAP!
The second book was selected not only because it’s a great read, but because it’s written using internal monologue and poetry! April just so happens to be National Poetry Month!
We’ll be discussing Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes on Saturday, April 20th @2 p.m.
It’s a beautiful story that reads like a play featuring 18 voices from a 12th grade English class in the Bronx. The students believe they have nothing in common with one another until they begin to share their poetry. The honesty shines through with each poem read and the walls they’ve built up begin to break down as the teens start to see each other and themselves more completely.
“A flowing, rhythmic portrait of the diversity and individuality of teen characters in a classroom in Anywhere, U.S.A…Readers meet Tyrone, an aspiring songwriter who sees no use for school; Lupe, who thinks that becoming a mother would give her the love she lacks in her life; and Janelle, who is struggling with her body image….” (School Library Journal)
Advanced registration is required, so please register here.