Category Archives: Great Stories Club

The Hate U Give

We met Thursday, June 14th to talk about The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. From the publisher: “Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The … Continue reading

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Ms. Marvel!

On Thursday, April 26th, we had our second book club of ALA’s Great Stories Club series, Growing up on the Margins. We read and discussed the first volume of Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson. If you haven’t read it yet, … Continue reading

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Growing Up Brave on the Margins: Great Stories Club 2018

The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library in partnership with Interagency Academy’s UDYC site has been awarded a fourth grant from the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club! This is a special “Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club … Continue reading

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An Intense and Important Discussion

The first book in the Great Stories Club grant, Structures of Suffering: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide, was Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. Because the book deals with the heavy yet relevant themes of teen suicide and sexual … Continue reading

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Activism & The Hunger Games

On Thursday, April 21st, I met with the students of Interagency Academy Alternative High School (at UDYC) for our second official Great Stories Club meeting (in March we discussed X: A Novel, but it wasn’t an official GSC title). We read and discussed Hunger Games … Continue reading

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