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Great Stories Club
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1st Book Discussion: I Am Alfonso Jones
I Am Alfonso Jones by
Call Number: Lewis Library Curriculum Collection (6th Floor) PZ7.7.M446 Iam 2017
The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.
Coming Soon: American Street
American Street by
Call Number: Lewis Library Curriculum Collection (6th Floor) PZ7.1.Z64 Am 2017
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie -- a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola's mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins, Chantal, Donna, and Princess; the grittiness of Detroit's West Side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own. Just as she finds her footing in this strange new world, a dangerous proposition presents itself, and Fabiola soon realizes that freedom comes at a cost. Trapped at the crossroads of an impossible choice, will she pay the price for the American dream?
2nd Book Discussion Coming Soon: The Poet X
The Poet X by
Call Number: Lewis Library Curriculum Collection (6th Floor) PZ7.5.A348 Po 2018
"Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. She pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers--especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. Mami is determined to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, and Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems"--Dust jacket.
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Q: Can I attend if haven't read the book?
A: Yes. Come anyway. Not everyone can finish every book, but non-readers may still have valuable insights.
Q: Can I attend if I didn't say I was coming?
Q: Can I attend if I just want to be a listener and not participate?
Q: Can I bring my lunch?
A: Absolutely! We will provide refreshments and snacks!
Coming Soon: Piecing Me Together
Piecing Me Together by
Call Number: Lewis Library Curriculum Collection (6th Floor) PZ7.W32868 Pi 2017
Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.
1st Book Discussion: Event Ended
2nd Book Discussion: TBA
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