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Tween Book Club

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Children's Storytime Room
A humorous, poignant, & original contemporary story about bullying, broken friendships, social media, & the failures of communication.

About the Book 

Read the book, "Posted" by John David Anderson and meet at the library for a lively book discussion led by Sarah Kostin, Youth Services Librarian. 

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From John David Anderson, author of the acclaimed Ms. Bixby's Last Day.

In middle school, words aren't just words. They can be weapons. They can be gifts. The right words can win you friends or make you enemies. They can come back to haunt you. Sometimes they can change things forever.

When cell phones are banned at Branton Middle School, Frost and his friends Deedee, Wolf, and Bench come up with a new way to communicate: leaving sticky notes for each other all around the school. It catches on, and soon all the kids in school are leaving notes--though for every kind and friendly one, there is a cutting and cruel one as well.

In the middle of this, a new girl named Rose arrives at school and sits at Frost's lunch table. Rose is not like anyone else at Branton Middle School, and it's clear that the close circle of friends Frost has made for himself won't easily hold another. As the sticky-note war escalates, and the pressure to choose sides mounts, Frost soon realizes that after this year, nothing will ever be the same.

This book was selected because October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

Every October, schools and organizations across the country join STOMP Out Bullying™ in observing National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage schools, communities and organizations to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying and put an end to hatred and racism by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of all forms of bullying on all children of all ages.

About the Club 

Read the book and meet at the library for a riveting book discussion and fun filled activities! 

  • For ages 10 - 13.
  • Parents encouraged, but not required, to attend.
  • For both boys and girls.
  • The first 10 readers can pick up a copy of the book to borrow at the Kids' Desk. Otherwise, you'll have to place the book on hold.
  • Sign up at the Kids' Desk or online.
  • A small snack is provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group.