Shreve Memorial Library virtual programming continues this fall with the Virtual YA Book Club. The book club meets monthly to discuss young adult (YA) fiction and those issues facing young adults. The virtual book club is open to all fans of YA fiction. This fall, the Virtual YA Book Club will discuss issues of identity and belonging at meetings in September and October. Participation in the virtual book club meetings is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
On Thursday, September 24, the staff of the North Shreveport Branch will host the Virtual YA Book Club’s discussion of Robin Ha’s Almost American Girl. The illustrated memoir and graphic novel recounts Robin Ha’s unexpected immigration from Seoul, Korea to Huntsville, Alabama, and how her life changed overnight. Finding herself in a new school, a new country, a new family, and struggling to understand a new language, Almost American Girl is a powerful discovery of belonging and how arts can save a life. The Virtual YA Book Club discussion will begin at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom. Those interested in attending can register online at https://bit.ly/SMLBookClub3.
The Hamilton/South Caddo Branch’s LGBT+ Book Club will host the October meeting of the Virtual YA Book Club, with a discussion entitled “Exploring LGBT+ YA Books.” The discussion will cover various YA book titles related to LGBT+ issues. Participants are invited to discuss books they have read, their favorite LGBT+ authors, and books they would like to read in genre. Library staff will also discuss YA LGBT+ books that are currently in the library’s collection. The Virtual YA Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. To register, please visit https://bit.ly/SMLBookClub4.