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Many Voices Teen Book Group: Dreadnought

Saturday, April 21 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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 April we will be reading Dreadnought by April Daniels.

“Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and dies right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantel to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny’s body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl. It should be the happiest time of her life, but Danny’s first weeks finally living in a body that fits her are more difficult and complicated than she could have imagined. Between her father’s dangerous obsession with ‘curing’ her girlhood, her best friend suddenly acting like he’s entitled to date her, and her fellow superheroes arguing over her place in the ranks, Danny feels like she’s in over her head. She doesn’t have time to adjust. Dreadnought’s murderer–a cyborg named Utopia–still haunts the streets of New Port City, threatening destruction. If Danny can’t sort through the confusion of coming out, master her powers, and stop Utopia in time, humanity faces extinction.”

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.

This group is open to all teens ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through contemporary YA fiction. We meet in the Teen Library from 2:30-3:30pm on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (unless otherwise noted) and look forward to seeing you!

For our fall session, we will be doing a special reading of Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone and giving away 10 FREE copies of the book! To receive a free book, teens must attend the first meeting in September and commit to attending at least one other meeting in 2018. Books will be distributed to the first ten teens who sign up.

  • 9/12/18: Book distribution – show up to get your own free copy of Children of Blood and Bone! *This is a drop-in meeting to pick up copies of the book, so feel free to come by any time after 2:30pm.*
  • 10/10/18: Children of Blood and Bone – discussion of first half 
  • 11/14/18: Children of Blood and Bone – discussion of second half  
  • 12/12/18: End of season party & choosing spring books! 

Please contact Harper at chance@portlib.org, Megan at turner@portlib.org, or Ms. Blue at blue@portlib.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.