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- Our book club picks are tailored for the 8-12 year old age group.
Our November book club pick
Announcing our November middle grade book club pick: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia.
Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm in Alabama, where he's being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it--is that a doll?--and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature's hands, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?
Past Book Club Selections
January - Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
February - See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng
March - Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
April - Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
May - The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani
June - The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
July - The Stars Beneath our Feet by David Barclay Moore
August - The Lifters by Dave Eggers
September - The Land of Yesterday by KA Reynolds
October - Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina
November - The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser
December - Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
January - The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr
February - The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio
March - The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie.
April - The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon
May - Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
June - The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
July - A Small Zombie Problem by K.G. Campbell
August - Forever Neverland by Susan Adrian
September - The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
October - Saving Fable by Scott Reintgen