Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What they said...

The November 9 book discussion("I'm Still Standing") was good-very lively and all readers liked the book. Many felt Shoshana Johnson's writing could have been 'punchier', but all agreed the riveting final chapters more than made up for the book's slow start. Readers felt the terror experienced by the author was genuine and that while Johnson seemed somewhat 'niave'at the beginning of her tour of duty, all felt she showed great strength, if not heroism, in overcoming the results of her ordeal. A good read. Many book clubbers were happy to read non-fiction about war veterans!
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

YA author, Earl Sewell, speaks to IYC book club

Earl Sewell, author of the popular, Kimani Tru, teen series, among other titles, will speak to a book club for incarcerated girls at the Illinois Youth Center in Warrenville, IL on Thursday, November 4.

Through the efforts of librarian and volunteer facilitator, Kelly Farrow, the book club has been meeting the needs of girls aged 13 years through 21 years who are housed at the medium security facility since 2007. Librarians, Susan K. McClelland (Evanston Public Library) and K.C. Boyd (Wendell Phillips High School, Chicago, IL.) will also be facilitating the November 4 book club discussion.