October 6, 2022

Alpena Library Book Club Set | News, Sports, Jobs

ALPENA – Two book clubs are underway at the Alpena County Library, and there’s still time to register.

Book club for adults

The August ACL Book Club Discussion will take place at 6 p.m. on Monday, August 22, in person and via Google Meet.

Has a busy summer of hot days by the lake and barbecues with friends caused your stack of books to read to pile up? August is TBR month for the ACL Adult Book Club. Choose and read a book from your pile to read, then share it with the group on August 22. Readers can attend in person at the library or virtually. Meet in the Stillion conference room. If you are participating virtually, use the following meeting link: meet.google.com/raa-nwzs-zgx.

Contact Tina with any questions at 989-356-6188.

Need a book suggestion? Find a list of suggested authors from Michigan at: https://tinyurl.com/mwmxv56m.

Teen book club

Teen Book Club will discuss “The 57 Bus” from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 24, in person and via Zoom.

Readers ages 12-18 are invited to sign up for August’s Teen Book Club featuring Dashka Slater’s “The 57 Bus” non-fiction selection.

Registered participants will receive a free copy of the book before the meeting. During the discussion, participants will be provided with discussion questions and an activity. Supplies are limited; first come, first served.

“This gripping non-fiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime and punishment tells the true story of a teenage agender who was set on fire by another teenager while driving a bus in Oakland, California.

A teenager in a skirt.

A teenager with a lighter.

A moment that changes both of their lives forever.

Without the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard would never have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teenager, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teenager, lived in the crime-ridden plains and attended a large audience. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon, on the bus home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha badly burned and Richard was charged with two hate crimes and faces life imprisonment. The case has drawn international attention, putting the two teenagers in the spotlight.

Questions? Contact Sara, Book Club Manager, at [email protected]

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