Upcoming Teen Book Groups

Middle School: Zeroboxer

Thursday, September 14 at 3:30


A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr the Raptor Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelma personal marketing strategist. It isn't long before she's made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way.

As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that's fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices put everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

Details:
  • Open to all students in grades 6-8  -- new members are always welcome
  • You can pick up a copy of the book at the children's desk
  • Delicious snacks will be served
Zeroboxer book cover

High School: The Sun Is Also A Star

Saturday, September 30 at 3:30


Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true? 

Details:
  • Open to all students in grades 9+ -- new members are always welcome
  • You can pick up a copy of the book at the children's desk
  • Delicious snacks will be served
The Sun is Also a Star book cover