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YA Cafe Book Club

WE’RE DELIGHTED TO HOST A GATHERING OF BOOKLOVERS ON A WEEKLY BASIS AND OUR BOOK CLUBS ARE ALWAYS EXCITED TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS. 

 

YA Cafe Book Club

Meets the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

STOP BEING A SECRET READER OF YA AND JOIN LIKE-MINDED ADULTS TO DISCUSS YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE AT OUR NEWEST BOOK CLUB!

Facilitators: Karen Schumann and Lydia Holland

January Book: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Copies are available for checkout at Scranton Memorial Library and for purchase at RJ Julia Booksellers. Book Club discounts apply, please ask a bookseller for details. 
 
Coffee and desserts will also be available for purchase from RJ Café & Bistro

 

DESCRIPTION


Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People's Literature!

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice.

It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
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$10.99
ISBN: 9780062866578
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - October 8th, 2019