Lo'Mas Lit Book Club - Summer 2020

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Calling all readers and aspiring readers! Join us this summer in building your library and chatting about books with peers. Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is a reading group, a book club, a discussion zone, quarantine-era hangout time for youth ages 13–25, every Friday at 5pm throughout the summer. Weekly book club sessions will be led by Carisa Musialik and Rachel Gorman, uptown writers, activists, and teachers at Gregorio Luperón High School. The book list includes novels, a short story anthology, a graphic novel, and more.

BOOK CLUB:
Club members who are ages 13–20 will receive book club picks (plus some bonus books) for FREE—just register here for the book club by Wednesday, June 24! 
We kindly ask that participants ages 21+ purchase copies from Word Up (links are below), though if funding is a barrier to participation, email us at uptownreads@wordupbooks.com and we will work with you on this. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
In addition to the book club, there will be 4 major showcases—on June 26, July 17, August 7, and August 28—during which the authors will join readers to discuss their works. The public at large can gain entry to these events by purchasing any of the books mentioned below. To receive an event link to ALL the public events on June 26, July 17, August 7, or August 28, purchase one of the books by the authors below at WordUpBooks.com, and we will send you access links in advance of each event. One book purchase provides access to all four public events.

Lo'Mas Lit Book Club is presented collaboratively by Word Up Community Bookshop and co-curator Angie Cruz, as part of the Uptown Kid Lit program, with support from New York State Council on the Arts and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by the LMCC.

 

BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE

JUNE 26

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Dominicana by Angie Cruz & A People’s Future of the United States edited by Victor LaValle

6–7pm | Book club launch event with authors Angie Cruz and Victor LaValle
—> Purchase any book listed on this page to receive an event link.

JULY 3

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Barely Missing Anything by Matt Mendez

JULY 10

 5–6pm | Book club meeting: Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

JULY 17

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite

6–7pm | Public event with authors Matt Mendez, Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite, and Randy Ribay
—> Purchase any book listed on this page to receive an event link.

JULY 24

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta

JULY 31

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar

AUGUST 7

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Good Talk by Mira Jacobs

6–7pm | Public event with authors Mira Jacobs and Zalika Reid-Benta
—> Purchase any book listed on this page to receive an event link.

AUGUST 14

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Running by Natalia Sylvester

AUGUST 21

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

AUGUST 28

5–6pm | Book club meeting: Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon

6–7pm | Public event with authors Elizabeth Acevedo, Jennifer De Leon, Lilliam Rivera, and Natalia Sylvester
—> Purchase any book listed on this page to receive an event link.

Staff Pick Badge
Dominicana: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250205933
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - September 3rd, 2019

A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525508809
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - February 5th, 2019

Barely Missing Everything Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534404465
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 3rd, 2020

Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525554929
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335777096
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Inkyard Press - September 3rd, 2019

Frying Plantain Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781487005344
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Astoria - March 3rd, 2020

Felix Ever After Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062820259
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399589065
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: One World - March 24th, 2020

Running Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780358124351
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarion Books - July 14th, 2020

Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Cover Image
By Jennifer De Leon, Elena Garnu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534438248
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

Never Look Back Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781547603732
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Bloomsbury YA - September 15th, 2020