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3/16 Teen Readers Unite Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore

Tuesday, March 16 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Registration is closed on this book discussion event. Questions? Email mhicking@libraryconnection.info


Teen Readers Unite book discussion (TRU)

Title: Can’t Take That Away From Me by Steven Salvatore

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

Program open to teens in Grades 7-12.


How does this work:
1. Pick the day & time you will get the book from the Curbside Pickup table WHEN you register! (If you miss your Curbside Pickup date, you will have to email mhicking@libraryconnection.info to reschedule).

Curbside Pickup table hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11-6:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 11-4:30 PM.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. 3/16, 4:00-5:00 PM and you get to keep the book!

What is this book about?

An empowering story of a genderqueer teen who finds the courage to stand up and speak out for equality when they are discriminated against by their high school administration.

Carey dreams of being a diva, and bringing the house down with song. They can hit every note of all the top pop and Broadway hits. But despite their talent, emotional scars from an incident with a homophobic classmate and their grandmother’s spiraling dementia make it harder and harder for Carey to find their voice.

Then Carey meets Cris, a singer/guitarist who makes Carey feel seen for the first time in their life. With the rush of a promising new romantic relationship, Carey finds the confidence to audition for the role of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, in the school musical, setting off a chain reaction of prejudice by Carey’s tormentor and others in the school. It’s up to Carey, Cris, and their friends to defend their rights–and they refuse to be silenced.

Told in alternating chapters with identifying pronouns, debut author Steven Salvatore’s Can’t Take That Away conducts a powerful, uplifting anthem, a swoony romance, and an affirmation of self-identity that will ignite the activist in all of us.


Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration information for safety issues. If we are unable to confirm information, you will not be let in the day of the program.


Tuesday, March 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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AFPL Teen Programs
860 673 9712 x 239
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