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Monthly Queer YA Book Club

May 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our monthly book club (and let’s-make-friends club) is all about queer young adult fiction, but is open to everyone. We meet on the last Sunday of every month—sign up for updates!

Our May choice is Bitter by Akwaeke Emezi. If you can’t buy the book, we’ll happily give you a copy! They will be available at our monthly book fairs (the first Sunday of each month) or you can email therollinglibrary@gmail.com


“From National Book Award finalist Akwaeke Emezi comes a companion novel to the critically acclaimed PET that explores both the importance and cost of social revolution–and how youth lead the way. After a childhood in foster care, Bitter is thrilled to have been chosen to attend Eucalyptus, a special school where she can focus on her painting surrounded by other creative teens. But outside this haven, the streets are filled with protests against the deep injustices that grip the city of Lucille.

Bitter’s instinct is to stay safe within the walls of Eucalyptus . . . but her friends aren’t willing to settle for a  world that’s so far away from what they deserve. Pulled between old friendships, her artistic passion, and a new romance, Bitter isn’t sure where she belongs—in the studio or  in the streets.  And if she does find a way to help the revolution while being true to who she is, she must also ask: at what cost?

This timely and riveting novel—a  companion to the  National  Book Award finalist Pet—explores the power of youth, protest, and art.”


May 29, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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31st Ave. Open Streets
31st ave and 34th street
Astoria, NY
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