Virtual Teen Choice Book Award Discussion: A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Tuesday December 22 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
There are two “teen choice” book awards in which teens vote to determine a winner: The Lincoln and Teens’ Top Ten. Each month we’ll read one of these highly recommended books for teens and discuss why it is or isn’t award-worthy.
Register for the virtual discussion, then come to the Teen Room to claim your free copy of the book, while supplies last. Miss your chance to pick up a free copy of the book and you can still participate by using the hoopla app and your library card to check out an e-book or an e-audiobook to download to your device.
From the bestselling author of the Shatter Me series comes A Very Large Expanse of Sea, a powerful, heartrending contemporary novel about fear, first love, and the devastating impact of prejudice. It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped. But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.
This free program is for teens, ages 14-17, or in grades 8th-12th. It is supported by The Friends of DeKalb Public Library.
Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program, especially if you haven’t used Zoom before.
For additional program information or help with registration, please contact Susan at email@example.com or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.