Teen Book Club (Skype)
December Selection: Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Dear Martin: Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out. Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.
This book club is an opportunity to meet teens from around the St. Louis area all from the comfort of your own home. Simply sit back and tune in for half an hour (or more) on the third Sunday of each month @ 8:00 PM. Make friends. Talk books. Casualness is welcome–no commitment required! You can even wear your PJs 😀 Before book club, friend us on Skype with @novelneighbor and we will add you to the group!
Excited? Curious? Questions? Feel free to reach out to Teen Book Club Coordinator Mary Moore :