VIRTUAL - Not YA Mama's Book Club with @blackgirlthatreads

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 7:00pm
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We’ll be meeting via Zoom. Click here to register.

Children’s and Teen’s specialist Laura G. leads a freestyle discussion on Young Adult books. This book club is strictly meant as a community for YA fans age 18 and older. Attending group members vote for the month after next’s book at the end of each meeting. No need to worry if you haven’t read this month’s book, come and enjoy the discussion!

This event will be co-hosted with @blackgirlthatreads


This month we’ll be reading…

Concrete Rose Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062846716
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 12th, 2021

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.

Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.