Representation Matters YA Book Club - Week 5
Meets: Tues. @ 6:00 pm, 45 mins.
6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, No meeting 7/4
This summer the theme for the YA Book Club is representation. Join us as we read and talk about the need for books to represent the full variety of identities and cultures and the unique ways YA authors are rising to meet that need.
Ages 14-18. $100 including books.
A dream-come true for space geeks everywhere, what kid doesn't dream of being on the moon or, in this case, Mars? Preparing for this adventure is arduous, time consuming and knowledge-expanding, which author Maberry brings home in fascinating detail and authority. Tristan, whose Mom and Dad are also going with the first 50 humans to colonize Mars, has a longstanding girlfriend in Izzy - who both have to deal with reality TV, the media and constant attention, as this is a one-way trip for Tristan. Intrigue on the ground in the form of violent Neo-Luddites protesters - things go haywire on the voyage. With a fact-moving plot, an interesting subplot of unknown Chinese Martian colonists, the thrill of space is wonderfully conveyed in this fantastic story. Hang on as I hope there are sequels in store! - Maureen