Representation Matters YA Book Club - Week 2
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.
This book is SO amazing! A beautifully written scientific and personal memoir that is informative, touching, heart-breaking, and inspiring. Jahren’s descriptions of her life and scientific research into the intricacies of the plant world are as poetic and poignant as it gets. The story weaves through her early upbringing in Minnesota, her education, starting her lab with her lovable and eccentric lab partner Bill. It then follows her finding love, motherhood, and her ground-breaking geobiology research. Reading this is like taking a walk through the forest with a friend. Every word is filled with authenticity and a fervent passion for science and this book makes me proud to be studying to become a scientist. It’s a must read for those interested in the natural world or any human who has ever had feelings. - Linnea