For teens in grades 8-12.
Did #BookTok make you read it? Let’s talk about it. We’ll talk about all books, but focus on a particular one each month! You can pick up a copy of the book in the Teen Section up to one month before the meeting. We’ll meet in the Teen Section for book club! Sign up is required. Please complete the sign up form below.
This month, we’ll be talking about Last Night at the Telegraph Club, by Malinda Lo:
“That book. It was about two women, and they fell in love with each other.” And then Lily asked the question that had taken root in her, that was even now unfurling its leaves and demanding to be shown the sun: “Have you ever heard of such a thing?”
Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the question took root, but the answer was in full bloom the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club.
America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.
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