Category Archives: Great Stories Club

Kindred: A Graphic Novel

On October 25th, we had our first book discussion meeting for this grant’s theme, “Empathy: the Cost of Switching Sides.” We read and discussed Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation. Octavia Butler wrote the original Kindred by and the graphic novel version … Continue reading

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Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides

The University Branch of the Seattle Public Library in partnership with Interagency Academy’s UDYC site has been awarded a fifth grant from the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club! This grant’s theme is “Empathy: The Cost of Switching Sides.” For each book discussion, we’re inviting guests from … Continue reading

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Racial Healing Circle

This year’s Great Stories Club had a Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation focus. Part of that entailed conducting a “racial healing circle” in our book club. To learn more about racial healing circles, check out this publication from the W.K. … Continue reading

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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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