Join our LGBTQ+ Book Club! Enjoy snacks and conversation about queer and trans representation (or lack thereof) in Young Adult books, and suggest titles to read throughout the year. Store Manager and YA book enthusiast Mariana will be guiding the discussion. This book club will be a safe(r) space for YA readers to nerd out over books and be themselves; hateful speech or actions will not be tolerated.
For more information about the LGBTQ+ Book Club, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
A Note from Mariana:
Hello friends! As a queer person of color, I've spent most of the last few years as a bookseller consuming as many books as I could that featured...well, queer people, and people of color! As I've done so, I've noticed a surge in what kind of books and what kind of representation are available. I believe Young Adult fiction is at the forefront of this push for inclusion and representation, and want to share my love for these books with more people! My hopes for this book club are twofold:
1) To provide a space for lgbtqia+ readers to read books that they see themselves mirrored in - as well as books that can provide windows into experiences different from their own, and
2) To provide a safe space for discussion that acknowledges the special and often very personal experience that comes from reading a book that makes you feel seen.