Totally Graphic YA Book Club

High Schoolers! Are you short on time (or attention) but want all the coziness of a book club in a bonafide bookshop? Join us each month for Capri Suns and snacks and discussions of the graphic novel we’ll read each month.  

Books for this club will be discounted 20%. Please don’t let financial hardship be a barrier! Let us know if you need help purchasing your copy.

This book club is for students in grades 9-12, and will meet the second Friday of each month.

Registration is required to participate in the Totally Graphic book club.

Totally Graphic is full for the month of January.

Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe

WHEN: Friday, January 14, 5 PM 
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books 

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.

Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma of pap smears. Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, Gender Queer is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity–what it means and how to think about it–for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books at 5 PM on Friday, January 14, to discuss! 

Dates and books for upcoming Totally Graphic Book Club gatherings:

January 14 at 5 PM  Gender Queer: A Memoir by

February 11 at 5 PM  Himawari House by Harmony Becker

March 11 at 5 PM  Free Speech Handbook by Ian Rosenberg

April 8 at 5 PM  American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang

May 13 at 5 PM  Huda F Are You? by Huda Fahmy

June 10 at 5 PM  Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf