Good Trouble Book Club for

Middle School Students

WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 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 Yusuf Azeem is Not A Hero by Saadia Faruqi.  

Registration is required for the Good Trouble Book Club.

Yusuf Azeem has spent all his life in the small town of Frey, Texas—and nearly that long waiting for the chance to participate in the regional robotics competition, which he just knows he can win.

Only, this year is going to be more difficult than he thought. Because this year is the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an anniversary that has everyone in his Muslim community on edge.

With “Never Forget” banners everywhere and a hostile group of townspeople protesting the new mosque, Yusuf realizes that the country’s anger from two decades ago hasn’t gone away. Can he hold onto his joy—and his friendships—in the face of heartache and prejudice?

The October book club pick was sponsored by a community member. But you are welcome to pick up a free copy, purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog-Eared Books, Saturday, October 22, 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 2022 gatherings:

October 22 at 4 PM Yusuf Azeem Is Not a Hero by Saadia Faruqi sponsored by community member

November 19 at 4 PM A Duet For Home by Yan Glaser sponsored by community member

December 17 at 4 PM  Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas sponsored by community member