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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
John F. Kennedy, Vallejo
A book club for teens with books featuring LGBTQ+ themes and/or LGBTQ+ authors. Come have some snacks, meet new friends, and discuss this month's book!
The book we'll read is Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg. (copies available @ the JFK library front desk).
"Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write. And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time. So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben... who doesn't even know that love is possible."
Event Type(s): Authors, Books & Writing
Age Group(s): Teens, Tweens
Presenter: Tyler Cavett & Victoria Bristow