Good Trouble Jr. Book Club

WHEN: Monday, October 18, 4:30 – 5:10 PM
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books loft

The Good Trouble Jr. Book Club will be hosted every third Monday of the month.

“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 The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf.

Told with humor and heart, The Boy at the Back of the Class offers a child’s perspective on the refugee crisis, highlighting the importance of friendship and kindness in a world that doesn’t always make sense.

A new student fills the what was once empty seat next to 

There used to be an empty chair at the back of my class, but now a new boy called Ahmet is sitting in it. He’s eight years old (just like me), but he’s very strange. He never talks and never smiles and doesn’t like sweets – not even lemon sherbets, which are my favorite!

But the truth is, Ahmet really isn’t very strange at all. He’s a refugee who’s run away from a War. A real one. With bombs and fires and bullies that hurt people. And the more I find out about him, the more I want to be his friend.

Please don’t let financial hardship be a barrier! Let us know if you need help purchasing your copy. The Good Trouble Jr. Book Club is for students who have completed grades 3 – 5. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is required to participate in the Good Trouble Jr. book club. Seats are limited to 8 participants; save your seat today! 

Dates and books for upcoming Good Trouble Jr. Book Club gatherings:

October 18 at 4:30 PM The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf

November 15 at 4:30 PM  History Smashers: The Mayflower by Kate Messner

December 20 at 4:30 PM The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich