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ACL sets April/May teen book club

The Alpena County Library is hosting its April/May Teen Book Club featuring “Raybearer,” by Jordan Ifueko.

Readers ages 12 to 18 are invited to sign up for the upcoming book club. Registered participants will receive a book club kit in advance of the meeting, which includes: a copy of “Raybearer,” a set of discussion questions, a bookmark, and an activity or craft. Register at https://forms.gle/DdR5pJi67b8eY9HB7!

One to two weeks after registering, participants will be contacted via email to pick up their “Raybearer” Book Club Kit.

The discussion for this book will be held via Zoom at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26. A link to join the chat will be sent out shortly before May 25.

About the book:

“Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you’ve sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy? Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince’s Council of 11. If she’s picked, she’ll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won’t stand by and become someone’s pawn — but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, ‘Raybearer’ is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we’re willing to go for the ones we love.”

Questions can be directed to book club leader Sara at sgrochowski@alpenalibrary.org.

For more information visit www.alpenalibrary.org or the library’s Facebook page.

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