Library to introduce Teens Talk Books: A Quarterly Book Club

A new teen program from Knox County Public Library and UTK’s Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature Knox County Public Library and the Center for Children’s & Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee are collaborating on a new book club called Teens Talk Books. This new book club is dedicated to teen literature and will meet quarterly. The public is invited to the inaugural meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 at Lawson McGhee Library. Teens Talk Books is free and open to all fans of teen lit including teens (12-17 years), parents and teachers. This quarter’s selection is the unusual sci-fi novel, Illuminae, written by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The Library has plenty of physical and digital copies of Illuminae available for checkout. Describing the book in an interview the authors said, “It’s a sci-fi mystery/thriller/romance told through a series of hacked documents—IMs, emails, surveillance footage, medical reports, and rantings of an insane artificial intelligence. It’s Battlestar Galactica meets 10 Things I Hate About You… In terms of the content itself, we drew on a huge variety of influences that we both grew up with, from Battlestar Galactica to Firefly to Clarke and Asimov…


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