Co-authored by Michelle Chan, Bookshare Collection Development Associate.
Welcome back to the Bookshare Book Club! Each month, Bookshare staff will choose books for members to read before hosting discussions near the end of the month. The conversations will take place through Zoom webinars. While we have created this club with Bookshare members in mind, everyone is welcome to join, including non-Bookshare members.
In addition to our adult book club, we have launched the Bookshare Teen Book Club. The teen book club is geared towards ages 12-18, but everyone is welcome to join.
Bookshare Book Club Pick for Teens
August’s book for teens is Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco. Years after the Snow Queen froze the Kingdom of Avalon, Prince Alexei is living a secret, magic-free life in the place no one will ever find him: Arizona. When the Firebird reappears, Alexei’s hope to return to Avalon is renewed. Alexei and his best friend Tala must assemble a motley crew to return to Avalon and fight the Snow Queen for what is rightfully theirs.
The Zoom webinar discussion for Wicked As You Wish will take place on Tuesday, August 25th at 4:00 pm PT. Register here.
Bookshare Book Club Pick for Adults
August’s book for adults will be Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. Emira Tucker’s evening spent babysitting the Chamberlains’ toddler takes a turn when a grocery store security guard accuses her of kidnapping the child. When the confrontation goes viral, Alix Chamberlain promises Emira that she’ll fix everything. What follows instead will change how they think of themselves and each other forever. Reid’s commentary on race, class, and privilege will be a book to remember.
The Zoom webinar discussion for Such a Fun Age will take place on Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 pm PT. Register here.
In this time of social distancing, it’s more important than ever to stay connected, so be sure to join the conversation!
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