Teen Book Club (Dread Nation by Justina Ireland)

Teen Book Club October 2020

Teens, join us on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 PM to discuss Dread Nation by Justina Ireland.

Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania -- derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever.

In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.

But there are also opportunities -- and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society's expectations.

But that's not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn't pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose.

But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.

And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Enjoy snacks as you create your own do-it-yourself zombie!

Miss Laura encourages members to read the month's book, but this is not required.

Teens (ages 12-19) interested in the book club MUST have their parent or legal guardian complete and return a permission slip.

This permission slip MUST be on file at the Library before attending a meeting or checking out the month's title.

Permission slips are available for download here, or stop by the Library to pick up a copy.

For more information regarding Teen Book Club, please contact Laura at lerwin@bossardlibrary.org, or 740.446.7323 x 228.

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