Teen Book Group

The Astonishing Color of After

Saturday, August 18 at 3:30


Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.

Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

Details:
  • Open to all students ages 12+ -- new members are always welcome
  • You can pick up a copy of the book at the children's desk
  • Delicious snacks will be served
Astonishing Color of After book cover