Pride Book Club

The Pride Book club is open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the public who are interested in attending and discussing books. The first meeting for the club will be in 2019.

You don’t have to attend all meetings. Drop in when a book sounds interesting to you.

Spring 2020 Books and Schedule

February

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Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez

Book Summary (From Amazon): Jason Carrillo is a jock with a steady girlfriend, but he can’t stop dreaming about sex…with other guys.
Kyle Meeks doesn’t look gay, but he is. And he hopes he never has to tell anyone — especially his parents.

Nelson Glassman is “out” to the entire world, but he can’t tell the boy he loves that he wants to be more than just friends.

Three teenage boys, coming of age and out of the closet. In a revealing debut novel that percolates with passion and wit, Alex Sanchez follows these very different high-school seniors as their struggles with sexuality and intolerance draw them into a triangle of love, betrayal, and ultimately, friendship.

Date:
February 21th 2PM
Location: Library Room 101A

March

Yellow cover for At the Broken Places
At The Broken Places by Mary Collins

Book Summary (From Amazon):“As a parent, Mary Collins didn’t agree with her trans son’s decision to physically alter his body, although she supported his right to realize himself as a person.

Raw and uncensored, each explains her or his emotional mindset at the time: Mary felt she had lost a daughter; Donald activated his “authentic self.” Both battled to assert their rights.

A powerful memoir and resource, At the Broken Places offers a road map for families in transition.”

CANCELED
Date:
Friday, March 27th 2PM
Location: Library Room 101A

April

Pale Blue cover that says PS I Miss You

PS I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy

Book Summary (From Amazon):“Evie is heartbroken when her strict Catholic parents send her pregnant sister, Cilla, away to stay with a distant great-aunt. All Evie wants is for her older sister to come back. Forbidden from speaking to Cilla, Evie secretly sends her letters.

Evie writes about her family, torn apart and hurting. She writes about her life, empty without Cilla. And she writes about the new girl in school, June, who becomes her friend, and then maybe more than a friend.

Evie could really use some advice from Cilla. But Cilla isn’t writing back, and it’s time for Evie to take matters into her own hands.

P.S. I Miss You by Jen Petro-Roy is a heartfelt middle grade novel dealing with faith, identity, and finding your way in difficult times.”

Date:
Friday, April 24th 2PM
Location: Library Room 101A

May

Teal Cover of Leah On The OffBeat
Leah on the Offbeat

Book Summary (From Amazon):“When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.

She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.

It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.”

Date:
Friday, May 8th 2PM
Location: Library Room 101A

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