Finding Your Voice Teen Book Club

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For young people ages going into grades 7th-12th, or ages 12-18.

Registration required.

Finding Your Voice Book Club focuses on books about young people finding their voice and ways to speak up for themselves. Through the books, teens have a chance to have a mirror to explore their own experiences or a window to learn about others’ experiences. By sharing experiences, we hope to gain empathy for others and be inspired by them to be advocates for themselves and the injustices we see in our world.

Reading List: 
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
I Am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

More information about the books and Finding Your Voice Book Club created for ALA's Great Stories Club.

Meets from 4 pm - 5 pm on the following dates June 24, July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28, and November 18. Dates and time may change, if needed due to attendee schedules.

Each participant will receive a copy of the book to keep along with a notebook.

Questions or accommodations? Contact Kelly Allen at, or call 608-835-6265.

This program is funded by Libraries Transforming Communities: a Special Grant Opportunity for Small and Rural Libraries by American Library Association.

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