Join us on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 6:30pm
at PANERA BREAD
1 North Broadway White Plains, NY 10601
For an open discussion group for adults who read (YA) Young Adult Literature. Come join us to talk about our featured book, YA buzz, and also bring reading suggestions for possible featured books for future meetings.
June 2017 Featured Read: The Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A remarkable story about the power of choosing tolerance from one of the most important voices in contemporary Muslim literature, critically acclaimed author Randa Abdel-Fattah. Michael usually concerns himself with basketball and hanging out with his friends, but every once in a while, his parents drag him to meetings and rallies with their anti-immigrant group. And it all makes sense to Michael. Until Mina, a beautiful girl from the other side of the protest lines, shows up at his school, and turns out to be funny, smart, and a Muslim refugee from Afghanistan. Suddenly, his parents’ politics seem much more complicated. Mina has already had a long and arduous journey leaving behind her besieged home in Afghanistan, and the frigid welcome at her new school is daunting. She just wants to settle in and help her parents get their restaurant up and running. But nothing about her new community will be that easy. As tensions increase, lines are drawn. Michael has to decide where he stands. Mina has to protect herself and her family.
Both have to choose what they want their world to look like..
“A meditation on a timely subject that never forgets to put its characters and their stories first.” – Kirkus
THIS BOOK CLUB IS SPONSORED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES SECTION OF THE WESTCHESTER LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
Past Featured Books
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry
Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork
The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Either the Beginning or the End of the World by Terry Farish
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Sum