Teen Book Bytes is a new teen book club to read and discuss multicultural books that offer mirrors and windows to life experiences and individual perspectives. Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and the link will be posted on the event page 24 hours before. Visit here to register:

https://kckpl.librarymarket.com/events/teen-book-bytes-4

February’s book is You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson.

Synopsis:

“Liz Lighty has always believed she’s too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it’s okay — Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor.

But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz’s plans come crashing down . . . until she’s reminded of her school’s scholarship for prom king and queen. There’s nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she’s willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington. The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She’s smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams . . . or make them come true?”

Both physical and electronic copies of You Should See Me In A Crown can be found at kckpl.org or by calling 913-295-8250 x 1.

Join us as we discuss this book via Zoom, learn about the author, Leah Johnson, and introduce March’s title. Can’t wait to see you there!