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Social Justice Book Club for Teens (National Poetry Month)
Like to read and talk about social justice? Come join Social Justice Book Club! A monthly book club that encourages members to read any book that within falls within a specific theme. In honor of National Poetry Month, the theme for April will be focused on poets, poetry, and verse.
Suggested titles to explore:
- The sun and her flowers / Rupi Kaur
- Don't call us dead / Danez Smith
- Dated emcees / Chinaka Hodge
- Heaven is all goodbyes / Tongo Eisen-Martin
- Even this page is white / Vivek Shraya
- Night sky with exit wounds / Ocean Vuong
- This way to the sugar : poems / by Hieu Minh Nguyen
- Floating, brilliant, gone : poems / by Franny Choi
- No matter the wreckage : poems / by Sarah Kay
Fiction in Verse:
- Long way down / Jason Reynolds
- Solo / by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess
- Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case / by Patricia Hruby Powell ; artwork by Shadra Strickland
- Ronit & Jamil / Pamela L. Laskin
- Stone mirrors : the sculpture and silence of Edmonia Lewis / Jeannine Atkins
- Get lit rising : Words ignite. Claim your poem. Claim your life. / Diane Luby Lane and the Get Lit Players
Social Justice Book Club is an opportunity for young people to get together to share knowledge and deepen our analysis of power in the world today. We will meet on the third Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise specified. Snacks provided! For youth ages 12 to 18. Questions? Call Linda, teen services librarian, at 510-238-3400.
The sun and her flowers / Rupi Kaur