October Teen Readers Unite: Lobizona by Romina Garber

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens in Grades 7-12

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

*copies are limited!* BUT we have 2 Avon Library copies you can check out with your library card so you don’t miss out.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will send an email so you can arrange a time to pickup your book (from Curbside Pickup OR during 2nd Floor browsing appointment).

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Thurs. 10/20, 4:00-5:00 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

 

Summary of Lobizona by Romina Garber 

Some people ARE illegal.

Lobizonas do NOT exist.

Both of these statements are false.

Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who’s on the run from her father’s Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida.

Until Manu’s protective bubble is shattered.

Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past–a mysterious “Z” emblem—which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong.

As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it’s not just her U.S. residency that’s illegal. . . .it’s her entire existence.

 

August Virtual Teen Readers Unite book discussion

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and .
Time: Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. August 11th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 8/10.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of RAYBEARER by Jordan Ifeuko in July, click here to ALSO sign up for the 7/14 discussion. Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

 

Extraordinaries by TJ Klune, recommended for ages 13 and up. I have 6 copies of this book.

Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?   After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life). This is Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer’s Renegades. 

 

 

Super Adjacent by Crystal Cestari, recommended for ages 12 and up. I have 4 copies of this book. All copies of this book have been given out.. 

What does it feel like to be the non-super half of a dynamic duo? 

Claire has always wanted to work with superheroes and  now she’s landed an internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation super heroes. Claire is ready to prove she belongs, super or not. But complicating plans is the newest WarNat hero, Girl Power (aka Joy), who happens to be egotistical and self-important . . . and pretty adorable.

Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. After years of dating the famous Vaporizer (aka Matt), she’s sick of being less important than all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Then Bridgette meets Claire. It becomes a lot more complicated when the heroes go missing, leaving only Claire and Bridgette to save the day.

July Teen Readers Unite Book Discussion: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko

Teen Readers Unite book discussion group is for teens entering Grades 7-12 (and seniors
Time: Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.

This discussion will occur on Google Meet.

How does this work:
1. Register for this event.

2. Miss Marisa will let the Circulation Department know you signed up and you will get a phone call to arrange a time for you to pick up the book via Curbside Service at Avon Library.

3. Read the book and show up to the Google Meet on Tues. July 14th, 3:30-4:30 PM.  Then you get to keep the copy of the book!

4. Teens will get the link emailed to them the night before the book discussion, on 7/13.

 

(We are also doing a book discussion of 2 teen books in August, click here to ALSO sign up for the 8/11 discussion of 2 super hero teen books! Then pickup both July and August discussion books together).

Summary of Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko: 
Tarisai has always longed for a family; she was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Sent to the capital of the Empire to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood.
Tarisai wants the belonging, but The Lady compels her to kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

 

March’s Teen Readers Unite: over 20 titles to choose from!

For teens in Grades 7-12.
Time: Tues. March 10th, 5-6 PM in the Teen Room.

THIS month will be unique because you will have about 20+ choices of books.
We have books that are for grades 7-9, books for grades 9-12, and all types of genres: fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic, and romance!

Sign up for the book YOU want to read. You will be the only one to read it. Everyone will get to talk about their book. If you want to hunt and find the perfect title for you, this is YOUR month to sign up!

Sign up starts on Tues. February 4th, at 4 PM and goes on until all books are gone.
Where to go: the 2nd Floor Kid’s Desk. Sign up will continue until all copies are given out.

How does this work: SIGN UP, READ THE BOOK, SHOW UP TO DISCUSS: then you get to keep the copy of the book! IF you don’t show up, then you have to return your copy.