Chapman’s List Book Club
“I can tell you the Senate and the House stand willing and ready to do something about this, so I’m just asking you to really consider what you’re doing with giving books with obscene material to children.” – Senator Jake Chapman on his efforts to criminalize the teaching and inclusion in school libraries of The Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Hate U Give, Gender Queer, and more.
Who gets to have their identity and experience represented in a book? Everyone! Join us for a celebration of and conversation about the books and important topics Senator Chapman would like to see banned from schools.
All are invited to participate.
Chapman’s book club club will be ending in June 11, with our final book being Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison. We encourage you to continue questioning books that are being challenged and supporting teachers & librarians. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this book club either in-person or by simply picking up one the books to read. We stand by the statement that inclusive and diverse stories are important.
Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 6 PM
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books
For Mike Muñoz, life has been a whole lot of waiting for something to happen. Not too many years out of high school and still doing menial work–and just fired from his latest gig as a lawn boy on a landscaping crew–he’s smart enough to know that he’s got to be the one to shake things up if he’s ever going to change his life. But how? He’s not qualified for much of anything. He has no particular talents, although he is stellar at handling a lawn mower and wielding clipping shears. But now that career seems to be behind him. So what’s next for Mike Muñoz?
In this funny, biting, touching, and ultimately inspiring novel, bestselling author Jonathan Evison takes the reader into the heart and mind of a young man determined to achieve the American dream of happiness and prosperity–who just so happens to find himself along the way.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books at 6 PM on Saturday, June 11, to discuss the book. This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.
Dates & books for upcoming Chapman’s List book club gatherings:
June 11 at 6 PM Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison