Join us for our book club for teens, with a reading list from the American Library Association's "Finding Your Voice: Speaking Truth to Power" program. Read one, read all, or read bits of each- the choice is yours!
"The old adage goes “children should be seen and not heard.” That conventional wisdom implies that speaking up and out is the exclusive realm of adults. It also suggests that children and young people don’t have important things to say — that they should stay out of adult conversation. The truth is that young people have been vital to making change by speaking and showing up in the face of adversity. Finding Your Voice includes texts that highlight the necessity and power of young people speaking up despite challenges, social pressure, and even the threat of bigger dangers." (from American Library Association's Great Stories Club)
Round 1 discussion books (available for pick up at Central front desk or curbside):
"The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo
"Gabi, A Girl in Pieces" by Isabel Quintero
"I Am Alfonso Jones" by Tony Medina