Category: Teen Book Discussion

We meet one evening of every month in the Teen Room to discuss the book of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. All interested young people in grades 8-12 are welcome. Refreshments are served. Ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk.

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, May 14th @6:30

The book of the month is Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Powell, illustrations by Shadra Strickland From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, April 9th @6:30

The book of the month is Golden by Jessi Kirby Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance. Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz… Read more

‘The Hate U Give’ Dinner Theatre, March 12th 6:00pm-8:30pm (Register T/weens)

Ththe hate u givee book of the month is ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas. This is a special book discussion event for the month of March.   Join us to watch the film adaptation of the book while eating pizza, and then we’ll have a book discussion comparing the book to the movie.  Copies of the book may be checked out from the front desk by anyone with a Kimball, Plaistow,… Read more

Teen Book Club: RESCHEDULED TO Tuesday, February 19th @6:30

The book of the month is Hate List by Jennifer Brown.  Join us next on the 19th.  Rescheduled due to the inclement weather. Five months ago, Valerie Leftman’s boyfriend, Nick, opened fire on their school cafeteria. Shot trying to stop him, Valerie inadvertently saved the life of a classmate, but was implicated in the shootings because of the list she helped create. A list of people and things she and… Read more

COMBINED T/ween Book Discussion: Wednesday, December 5th @6:30

Teens and Tweens come together for this months read: Uprising by Margaret Peterson Haddix Bella, newly arrived in New York from Italy, gets a job at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. There, along with hundreds of other immigrants, she works long hours at a grueling job under terrible conditions. Yetta, a coworker from Russia, has been crusading for a union, and when factory conditions worsen, she helps workers rise up in… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, November 13th @6:30

The book of the month is  ‘Turtles All the Way Down’ by John Green. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, October 9th @6:30

The book of the month is ‘The Art of Being Normal’ by Lisa Williamson. David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he’s gay. The school bully thinks he’s a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth – David wants to be a girl. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because… Read more

Teen Book Discussion: Tuesday, September 11th @6:30

The book of the month is  ‘If you Find Me’ by Emily Murdoch. A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes… Read more

May Teen Book Discussion (grades 8-12) Wednesday 5/9/18 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas.  Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a… Read more

April Teen Book Discussion (Grades 8-12) Wednesday 4/11/18 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Flygirl’ by Sherri L. Smith. Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her dad was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her. When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots – and… Read more