MIDDLE GRADE BOOK CLUB at Books Inc. Pruneyard

Book lovers ages 8-12 meet every month to discuss a particular title. Runs for about an hour, usually involves a craft or at least doodling. No snacks yet.

This month we're reading You Are Here!


A powerful and engaging exploration of contemporary East and Southeast Asian American identity through interwoven stories set in a teeming Chicago airport, written by award-winning and bestselling Asian American authors

An incident at a TSA security checkpoint sows rumors and chaos, creating a chain of events that impacts twelve young Asian Americans in a crowded and restless airport. As their disrupted journeys crisscross and collide, they encounter fellow travelers—some helpful, some hostile—and discover the challenges of friendship, the power of courage, the importance of the right word at the right time, and the unexpected significance of a blue Stratocaster electric guitar.  

Twelve powerhouse Asian American authors explore themes of identity and belonging in the entwined experiences of young people whose family roots may extend to East and Southeast Asia, but who are themselves distinctly American. 

Written by Linda Sue Park, Erin Entrada Kelly, Grace Lin, Traci Chee, Mike Chen, Meredith Ireland, Mike Jung, Minh Lê, Ellen Oh, Randy Ribay, Christina Soontornvat, and Susan Tan, and edited by Ellen Oh.

 

“Reminds us that a more functional, less ailing America requires not just the courage to speak but the courage to listen.”  -New York Times Book Review

“Not only important, but essential.” -School Library Journal (starred review)

“An intersectionally diverse, multifaceted collaboration that’s artfully conceived and executed.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Compelling and nuanced." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Consistently engaging and rewarding." -Booklist (starred review)

“Vividly illustrates the talents of a diverse group of creators as well as the rich and varied range of Asian American experiences and identities.” -BookPage (starred review)

"Compassionate and compelling." -Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Event date: 
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Pruneyard
1875 S Bascom Ave #600
Campbell, CA 95008
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Books: 
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$9.99
ISBN: 9780063239098
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Published: Allida - February 27th, 2024