Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, email@example.com, 202-707-1950.
Natasha, a believer in science and facts, meets Daniel, a poetic soul, just hours before her family is to be deported to Jamaica. For one magical day, the teens travel around New York City together, learning about each other, themselves, and the true nature of relationships.
Falling in love with the boy next door sounds like a cliché but when you are Madeline, a girl “allergic to everything”, it becomes more complicated than that. Suddenly, Madeleine wants a life beyond the one she and her mother have fashioned.
Simon forgets to log off the school computer one day, unintentionally revealing his secret email romance and his so-far undeclared sexual orientation. An aggravating, funny and poignant story of self-discovery…and love.
Ninth-grader Adonis, an overachiever born without legs, resists friendship with Autumn, a superb wrestler but failing student. Her infectious spirit and obvious interest in him slowly chip away at his reluctance in this superb present-tense tale with alternate voices examining a “brains” versus “heart” conflict.
The elite Elliot North, in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic rendition of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, realizes that she must manage her dysfunctional family’s country estate. Her decisions pit her against the seemingly lost, but not forgotten, love of her childhood.
The alternate viewpoints of Charlie and Rose present different perspectives of one summer in an Australian country town. Rose desperately plans her escape to the city while Charlie longs for new friends and music to assuage her grief after the deaths of her mother and grandmother.
After an impostor king seizes Lumatere, an impassable wall surrounding the kingdom keeps exiled survivors outside. Ten years later, the mysterious Evanjalin cajoles Finnikin to return. This epic fantasy unfolds in a detailed world full of unpredictable and unsettling discoveries.