Good Trouble Book Club for

Middle School Students

WHEN: Saturday, September 25, 4 – 4:45 PM
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books loft

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” – Congressman & civil rights activist John Lewis

Not only are books fun, but some stories can also help us learn how to think about injustice, use our voices–and be good troublemakers! Join Tanvi and Trinity to chat about Both Can Be True by Jules Machias.  

Ash is no stranger to feeling like an outcast. For someone who cycles through genders, it’s a daily struggle to feel in control of how people perceive you. Some days Ash is undoubtedly girl, but other times, 100 percent guy. Daniel lacks control too—of his emotions. He’s been told he’s overly sensitive more times than he can count. He can’t help the way he is, and he sure wishes someone would accept him for it.

So when Daniel’s big heart leads him to rescue a dog that’s about to be euthanized, he’s relieved to find Ash willing to help. The two bond over their four-legged secret. When they start catching feelings for each other, however, things go from cute to complicated. Daniel thinks Ash is all girl . . . what happens when he finds out there’s more to Ash’s story?

Will Ash and Daniel forever feel at war with themselves because they don’t fit into the world’s binaries? Or will their friendship help them embrace the beauty of living in between? 

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog-Eared Books, Saturday, September 25, at 4 PM, for the book discussion. Please don’t let financial hardship be a barrier! Let us know if you need help purchasing your copy. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is required to participate in the book club. Seats are limited to 8
participants; register today to save a seat. 

Dates and books for upcoming Good Trouble Book Club gatherings:

September 25 at 4 PM  Both Can Be True by Jules Machias

October 23 at 4 PM Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh

November 27 at 4 PM  El Deafo by Cece Bell

December 18 at 4 PM Before the Ever After by Jaqueline Woodson