Teenagers outreach program: reading freaks me out.
On Wednesday, September 22, 2021, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library features another virtual book discussion. The book that will be discussed is Dear Young Black Queen, written by local author Jennifer Brooks. A group of teenagers was selected to read and analyze this book about the empowerment of young people; both female and male. The discussion will be facilitated by Angelique Gumbs.
. The objective of the discussion is an in-depth analysis and to determine how the contents of the book affect themselves.
Last year the same was done very successfully with the bestseller Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. It showed that reading and discussing a book together is very stimulating for teenagers. Dear Young Black Queen is about building more self-esteem for young women and men. In times of the ‘me too movement’ and black lives matter, this is an important document for our local teenagers. These discussions are also a cursor to a dynamic junior book club.
You can virtually listen to the zoom discussion on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 5.30 p.m. via the library’s Facebook page: stmaarten. Pjlibrary. On Monday, September 27, 2021, the discussion will also be broadcasted at 6.30 p.m. on TV Carib. Don’t miss it and learn how to be a queen or king yourself and how to fix your crown.