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PRADAS (A Group for Adults Reading Teen Novels) Open to the Community Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Books & Company Lisa N. will lead a discussion on Me Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. (December 17~Choose Your Own) Up until senior year, Greg has maintained total social invisibility. He only has one friend, Earl, and together they spend their timemaking movies, their own versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics. Greg would be the first one to tell you his movies are terrible, but he and Earl don’t make them for other people. Until Rachel. Rachel has leukemia, and Greg’s mom gets the genius idea that Greg should befriend her. Against his better judgment and despite his extreme awkwardness, he does. When Rachel decides to stop treatment, Greg and Earl must abandon invisibility and make a stand. It’s a hilarious, outrageous, and truthful look at death and high school by a prodigiously talented debut author.
Location: Street: 1039 Summit Ave City: Oconomowoc, Province: Wisconsin Postal Code: 53066-4457 Country: United States (adicionado a partir de IndieBound)… (mais)
Join us for a wide-ranging conversation in a new kind of book club. We'll be reading one book a month (children's or young adult fiction). Titles will be very carefully selected. We'll seek out books that push the boundaries of what kidlit is "supposed to do."
Preference will be give to stories that some might call "edgy" or "controversial." Books that offer exposure to the world our kids are growing up in, as well as imaginary landscapes.
These will be books that might scare other parents. Books with "language" and "mature content." They may be "upsetting" books. The kind of books that "give kids ideas."
We like ideas.
We believe that books are the very best place for kids to encounter scary things and foreign concepts. We believe that books can help prepare kids to engage with the world around them. We believe kids are smart and resilient, great at asking tough questions. We believe they should.
But we also just like reading kids' books.
So come if you like amazingly good books! Come if you'd like to be introduced to titles you might not otherwise read! Come if you think books should stir the pot. Come for a new an way to screen your child's summer reading! Come if you want to argue with us! October's Book is : Me and Earl and the dying girl by Jesse Andrews
Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu welcomes author Jesse Andrews and all of our World Book Night Givers to the store for our Kick-Off Celebrations on Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm.
World Book Night is a one-of-a-kind event, a special chance for people to share their love of reading with those who don’t regularly read, whether for reasons of means or geography. Every year, 25,000 passionate volunteers all across America give a total of half a million books within their communities. Why? Because, they firmly believe that reading can change your life. And they’re not alone. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, “reading improves employability, social interaction, enfranchisement, and can have a positive effect on mental health and happiness. Book readers are more likely to participate in positive activities such as volunteering, attending cultural events, and even physical exercise.”
That’s why we’re inviting you to come to our store in Malibu and help us celebrate this worthy cause! We’ll have refreshments and an open mic for volunteers to share their World Book Night giving experiences. Plus, joining us will be the wonderfully dynamic young adult author Jesse Andrews, whose book, Me and Earl and the dying girl, is one of this year’s World Book Night books.
Jesse Andrews is a novelist, musician, and screenwriter. He has worked previously as a travel writer, tour guide, and receptionist at a German youth hostel. Jesse was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a graduate of Schenley High School and Harvard University. Me and Earl and the dying girl is his first novel.
Location: Street: Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu Additional: Malibu Country Mart - 23410 Civic Center Way, Suite A-3 City: Malibu, Province: California Postal Code: 90265 Country: United States (adicionado a partir de IndieBound)… (mais)
Once again, we are thrilled to work with the librarians of greater Houston to host the third annual TeenBookCon. This event is a great opportunity for teens and other fans of YA literature to interact with a variety of authors and graphic novelists! This event will be held at Alief Taylor High School; address information is listed below.
For details on the event schedule, please visit www.teenbookcon.org
We will have 24 authors and graphic novelists on hand this year: