December Teen Readers Unite (TRU) Book Discussion: Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal
Tuesday, December 21 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Date of this virtual discussion: Tues. 12/21, 5:00-6:00 PM
Who can sign up? Teens in Grades 7-12.
This book is recommended for teens ages 14+.
Registration required for Zoom link & book. There are only 10 copies of the book available. Due to high demand for this title, we ask that you pickup your book within 5 days of registration, or your spot might go to another teen.
How does this work:
1. Sign up for this event online.
2. Pick up the book from the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10-8:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 10-5 PM. No appointment needed to come in.
3. Read the book and show up to the Zoom discussion on Tues. 12/21, 5:00-6:00 PM and you get to keep the book!
What is this book about?
Two high school cheerleaders face the ultimate test when an act of solidarity spurs chaos. With a rocky start to senior year, lifelong friends Eleanor and Chanel have a lot on their mind. Eleanor is still in physical therapy months after a serious concussion from a failed cheer attempt. Chanel’s putting tremendous pressure on herself to get into the best colleges and starts making questionable decisions. But they have each other’s backs just as always.
Eleanor’s new relationship with star quarterback Three may be causing a rift between the best friends. When the cheer squad decides to take a knee at the season’s first football game, what seemed like a positive show of solidarity suddenly becomes the reason for a larger fallout between the girls.
Grappling with the weight of the school’s actions as well as their own problems, can the girls rely on the friendship they’ve always shared?
A bittersweet, sometime humorous, but always compelling look at issues of friendship, privilege, sports, and race.