We Read Diverse Books: The Silence Between Us

Event Type: Virtual
Age Group(s): Teen/Tween
Date: 1/21/2021
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
 Ages 13-18. We will be reading and discussing "The Silence Between Us" by Alison Gervais. Deaf teen Maya moves across the country and must attend a hearing school for the first time. As if that wasn’t hard enough, she also has to adjust to the hearing culture, which she finds frustrating—and also surprising when some classmates, including Beau Watson, take time to learn ASL. As Maya looks past graduation and focuses on her future dreams, nothing, not even an unexpected romance, will not derail her pursuits. But when people in her life—Deaf and hearing alike—ask her to question parts of her Deaf identity, Maya stands proudly, never giving in to the idea that her Deafness is a disadvantage.
We Read Diverse Books is a book club for teens [thirteen and up] who want to read social justice-based stories from and about underrepresented voices. We will be reading a variety of formats, including fiction, graphic novels, and non-fiction.

***For the first 12 registrants, books will be provided as giveaways, as long as you are signed up at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Books may also be available to check out from the library and on hoopla or Overdrive. Leave a valid email address so we can contact you about receiving your copy, as well as send you the online meeting invitation.***
Library: Virtual Programs
Registration Ends: 1/18/2021 at 12:00 AM
Contact: Daniella Sinai
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee must be between the ages of 13 Years and 18 Years old.
  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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