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May 17, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Maker Spot
9015 Grand Ave.
2nd Floor

North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Free; limited to grades 9-12.
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Teen Graphic Novel Book Club 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Explore the diverse world of graphic novels at our new monthly Graphic Novel Book Club for teens! The club meets monthly to discuss different graphic novels and comics. So whether you are curious about jumping into the genre or are a long-time fan of graphic novels, you’re sure to find interesting conversation and a chance to read something new at this book club!

This book club is for grades 9-12. No registration is required. Copies of the book can be picked up from the Children's Desk or by placing a hold online.

May Reading Selection

Illustration of an adolescent person reading a book of fairy tales

The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen

Tien and his mother may come from different cultures-she's an immigrant from Vietnam still struggling with English; he's been raised in America-but through the fairy tales he checks out from the local library, those differences are erased.

But as much as Tien's mother's English continues to improve as he reads her tales of love, loss, and travel across distant shores, there's one conversation that still eludes him-how to come out to her and his father. Is there even a way to explain what he's going through in Vietnamese? And without a way to reveal his hidden self, how will his parents ever accept him?

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel speaks to the complexity of family and how stories can bring us together even when we don't know the words.

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