Many Voices Teen Book Group: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Location: S. Donald Sussman Teen Library
Audience: Teens, Teen Reads, Teen Events
Welcome to the Many Voices Teen Book Group, where we explore diversity in Young Adult fiction. This is a social event where readers will have a chance to chat after the discussion and enjoy refreshments throughout. Discussions are led by a member of the library’s Pride@PPL team.
For March we will be reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee.
“Henry “Monty” Montague was bred to be a gentleman. His passions for gambling halls, late nights spent with a bottle of spirits, or waking up in the arms of women or men, have earned the disapproval of his father. His quest for pleasures and vices have led to one last hedonistic hurrah as Monty, his best friend and crush Percy, and Monty’s sister Felicity begin a Grand Tour of Europe. When a reckless decision turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything Monty knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores. “
About the Series » Many Voices Teen Book Group
The Many Voices Teen Book Group recognizes the need for all teens to see themselves mirrored in the books on our shelves, and to use fiction as a window into other lives, cultures, and worldviews beyond their own. This book group welcomes all teens to the discussion about some of the most diverse (and best) teen books published in recent years.
Our Summer 2018 books are:
- 5/19: Beast by Brie Spangler
- 6/9: Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert **NOTE: This meeting will be on the 2nd Saturday of June so as not to conflict with Pride Portland*
- 7/21: The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
- 8/18: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
This group is open to all teens ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through contemporary YA fiction, and is a safe space for everyone, regardless of race, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, ancestry, national origin, or physical or mental disability. Discrimination, hate speech, and harassment will not be tolerated.
Please contact Harper at email@example.com or Megan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (207) 871-1700 x773 with any questions or if you need help finding a copy of the month’s book. We meet in the Teen Library from 2:30-3:30pm on the 3rd Saturday of every month (unless otherwise noted) and look forward to seeing you!