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November 18, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Are you a teen who has read this book or wants to? Sign up to join the discussion! This group is for ages 12 to 19 & meets the 4th Thursday (except November and December due to holidays - then, it's the 3rd) of every month at 6:00 PM. Contact us ahead of time to get your copy and an invitation and be ready to go each month! This zoom discussion is led by Ms. Larissa, of the Tin Can Mailman Bookstore. Call Tin Can at 822-1307 (Monday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM) or Arcata Library at 822-5954 (Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM).
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6:00 PM, Arcata Library's YA Book Club, 'Pet' by Akwaeke Emezi (Zoom)

Thursday, November 18, 2021

How do you share the truth when the world is in denial? Forgetting is how monsters return. Jam and her best friend, Redemption - like all children in Lucille - have grown up with the assurance that the city is safe for everyone because monsters don't exist anymore. Then, Jam meets Pet, a creature that emerged from one of Jam's mother's paintings to hunt a true monster. Pet senses something ominous lurking in Redemption's house. Jam must reconsider her upbringing when she sees that Pet is anything but monstrous. No one, though, has encountered monsters in years, and doubt thwarts Jam's quest to protect her best friend and uncover the truth.


by Akwaeke Emezi

On the cover of PET, a Black teen girl holds a large feather while standing in a cityscape.

A National Book Award Finalist.

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