3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Relation-Ship-It June
Audience: Teens, Teen Reads, Teen Events, Teen Health
About this Program: Relation-Ship-It is a book group for teenagers where we discuss LGBTQ relationships through Young Adult Fiction. The book group is a partnership between Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM), Through These Doors (TTD), and the Lewiston & Portland public libraries.
Our June 2021 book is You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson.
Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died; instead she has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to study medicine–but when that scholarship falls through she is forced to turn to her school’s scholarship for prom king and queen, which plunges her into the gauntlet of social media which she hates and leads her to discoveries about her own identity and the value of true friendships.
For full information about this series and our partners, please see below.
About the Series » Relation-Ship-It Teen Book Group
Relation-Ship-It is a book group for teenagers where we discuss LGBTQ relationships through Young Adult Fiction. The book group is a partnership between Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM), Through These Doors (TTD), and the Lewiston & Portland public libraries.
Relation-Ship-It focuses on a new book each month with two virtual meetings per month on Zoom and an opportunity for in between discussion on Discord. Teens can sign-up to join for all three books or just the books they are interested in. The group is open to any interested teen and new members can join at any time, though there will be a sign-up deadline for each book. New copies of each book will be provided free of charge to participating teens. For more information about each book we’ll be reading, see the events listed below.
Registration for the April session is full! Check back later for May info.
About SARSSM: Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine provides free services in York and Cumberland counties to anyone affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, or sexual abuse, through a 24/7 helpline, prevention programing, support groups, education, and advocacy. We have been providing services since 1973.
About TTD: Cumberland County Maine’s domestic violence resource center providing a full array of services to people experiencing domestic abuse and related issues. Offering community education, prevention, and training on domestic abuse to Cumberland County and engaging in efforts to hold perpetrators of abuse accountable for their actions.
About the Grant: This project was supported by Grant No. 2018-CY-AX-0002 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.