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April Teen Book Discussion (Grades 8-12) Wednesday 4/11/18 @6:30pm

The book of the month is ‘Flygirl’ by Sherri L. Smith.
Ida Mae Jones dreams of flight. Her dad was a pilot and being black didn’t stop him from fulfilling his dreams. But her daddy’s gone now, and being a woman, and being black, are two strikes against her.

When America enters the war with Germany and Japan, the Army creates the WASP, the Women Airforce Service Pilots – and Ida suddenly sees a way to fly as well as do something significant to help her brother stationed in the Pacific. But even the WASP won’t accept her as a black woman, forcing Ida Mae to make a difficult choice of ‘passing,’ of pretending to be white to be accepted into the program. Hiding one’s racial heritage, denying one’s family, denying one’s self is a heavy burden. And while Ida Mae chases her dream, she must also decide who it is she really wants to be.

We meet the SECOND Wednesday evening of each month from 6:30-7:30pm to discuss the book selected. Refreshments and thought-provoking conversation will be served. All interested teenagers are welcome. Please ask for a copy of the current book at the front desk.

Register here once and we’ll keep your name on until June. Non-resident friends are welcome.

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