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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.

Upcoming Events:
Oct10
Many Voices Teen Book Group: Children of Blood and Bone (1st half)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Main Library, S. Donald Sussman Teen Library Audience: Teens, Teen Reads The Many Voices Teen Book Group is open to all teens ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through YA fiction. For our November meeting, we will be discussing the first half of "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi.
Nov14
Many Voices Teen Book Group: Children of Blood and Bone (2nd half)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Main Library, S. Donald Sussman Teen Library Audience: Teens, Teen Reads The Many Voices Teen Book Group is open to all teens ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through YA fiction. For our November meeting, we will be discussing the second half of "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi.
Dec12
Many Voices Teen Book Group: Spring Book Voting!
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Main Library, S. Donald Sussman Teen Library Audience: Teens, Teen Reads The Many Voices Teen Book Group is open to all teens ages 12-19 interested in exploring diversity through YA fiction. For our December meeting, we will be voting on which books to read in the spring session (starting in January 2019).