Printz Pizza Party
Thursday May 18, 2017
White Plains Public Library
Media Lab(in the Edge) from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us as we celebrate and discuss the 2017 Printz Award Winning and Honor books! We look forward to seeing you for a friendly gathering full of food, fun and lively literary discussion.
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/ft0MA06CTGBlRqRe2
Pizza & Networking 6-6:30pm
*This event is open to adults working in school, public, academic & special libraries, the book publishing industry, library school students and adults interested in Young Adult Literature. This is not an event for Children or Teens.
What we’re reading & discussing:
By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing
This graphic novel is the conclusion of the March trilogy, a gripping autobiographical account of Congressman John Lewis’s experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. It follows Lewis’s involvement with the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the March on Selma, concluding with a call to action for today’s youth.
Asking for It
By Louise O’Neill
Published by Quercus, a Hachette Company
After a party, Emma Donovan is found dumped outside her house with no recollection of the previous night. Pictures go viral showing her being raped. Lacking support from her small Irish town, Emma becomes a shell of her previous self, struggling with the question of whether she asked for it.
The Passion of Dolssa
By Julie Berry
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers
This beautiful historical epic tells the tale of Dolssa, an accused heretic on the run, and the three sisters who find and help her during the time of the Inquisition. Through recollections and testimonies, Dolssa’s layered story unfolds across time periods with rich language and historical detail.
By Neal Shusterman
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Publishing
In a future where death has been eradicated, scythes are selected to control overpopulation by “gleaning” random members of society. Teens Citra and Rowan are selected as apprentices and are thrust into a world of political intrigue. “Scythe” is a powerful examination of ethics, humanity and the flaws of immortality.
The Sun is Also a Star
By Nicola Yoon
Published by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House