February Teen Book Clubs

We are now offering TWO different teen book clubs! One is for homeschool kids ages 12 and up, and the other is for any teens! Both book clubs meet in the Reference Room, right around the corner from the Teen Area.

Homeschool Book Club (ages 12+)

Friday, February 7, 10:30-11:30 am

We’ll be reading Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac.

Six-year-old Ned Begay leaves his Navajo home for boarding school, where he learns the English language and American ways. At 16, he enlists in the U.S. Marines during World War II and is trained to be a code talker, using his native language to radio battlefield information and commands in a code that was kept secret until 1969. Rooted in his Navajo consciousness and traditions even in dealing with fear, loneliness, and the horrors of the battlefield, Ned tells of his experiences in Hawaii, Guadalcanal, Bougainville, Guam, Iwo Jimo, and Okinawa.

Teen Book Club

Thursday, February 13, 4-5 pm

We’ll be reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.  Copies are available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Please also bring ideas of what kinds of books you would like to read in the future so we can plan more great meetings!

This coming-of-age story from the streets of Harlem centers of Xiomara Batista, a teenage poet seeking to express herself.

Author: paghababian