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Book Club: So You Want to Talk About Race (12-18) #1


Aug 03, 2020

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

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Age Group: 12-18

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Weekly Book Club Meeting #1

So You Want to Talk About Race by ljeoma Oluo

For Professional Young Performers, Ages 12-18

Book club has been going strong for the past three months. In April, we pondered our personal legend with The Alchemist and in May, we learned about racial injustice and finding our voice in The Hate U Give. In July, we read Ray Bradbury's acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451. Book club members have now selected the book So You Want to Talk About Race by ljeoma Oluo. If you like to read, or just need some social connection. Come join the book club. 

WHEN: Monday, August 3 @ 3:00pm-4:15pm

Come to the meeting having completed Reading Pages Pages 1-69


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Get the book for Free Online!

 Option 1: Get Audible at or get the app for your phone. They offer a 30-day free trial for online books and during that time you get the following:


  • Free membership for 30 days with 2 audiobooks and 2 Audible Originals.
  • After trial, get 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals each month.
  • You will get an email reminder 7 days before your trial ends. No commitments. Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks.

 Option 2: Use Overdrive through your local Library. Visit or

Note: The LA County Library is offering temporary digital library cards for digital books. You can login to their website to see if you can check out the online book.

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