Virtual Panel by Panel Graphic Novel Book Club

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Program Type:

Book Clubs

Age Group:

Adults
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 18 and up

Program Description

About this event:

Adults are invited to celebrate their love of this diverse and subversive medium. Registration is required, and books will be provided for participants. (Those who have their own copy are welcome to participate as well, just note when you sign up that you won't need one of our copies.)

This month, we will be reading Almost American Girl by Robin Ha:

For as long as she can remember, it’s been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up in the 1990s as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn’t always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together.

So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation—following her mother’s announcement that she’s getting married—Robin is devastated. Overnight, her life changes. She is dropped into a new school where she doesn’t understand the language and struggles to keep up. She is completely cut off from her friends at home and has no access to her beloved comics. At home, she doesn’t fit in with her new stepfamily. And worst of all, she is furious with the one person she is closest to—her mother.

Then one day Robin’s mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined.

This book discussion will be offered via Zoom. Participants registered here will receive an email with details on how to access the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Sophia McKissick at smckissick@tcpl.org.