We're all feeling a little cooped up right now, especially young people with lots of energy to spare. Who doesn't want to hit the road in search of a little adventure? Well, we may not be able to hit the road, but we can still go on a journey together into books in search of some fun!
Join George O'Connor, author of the New York Times bestselling Olympians graphic novel series and Nicole Swift, WORD Kids & YA manager as they explore the latest and greatest in high-octane thrills and action adventure fiction for young readers. Every month the book club meeting starts with a chat between book club attendees and George and Nicole so we can talk about what we read.
But what's even more fun about this journey? Well, the only thing more exciting than reading books is meeting the authors who wrote them! After our short chat, we'll bring in the actual author of the book for an exclusive talk and live Q&A! You get to read, you get to talk about reading, you get to ask questions about reading to the people who made the books!
Move over Indiana Jones, step aside Han Solo, watch out other various Harrison Ford characters... some adventurers are born to raid... and some are Born to Read.
ABOUT THE BOOK CLUB HOSTS:
George O'Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. Above all, George is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and he's out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind's original superheroes: the Greek pantheon. Now he has brought his attention to OLYMPIANS, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In his New York Times bestselling Olympians series, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures, with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life, in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology.
In addition to his graphic novel career, O'Connor has published several children's picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow!, Sally and the Some-Thing, If I Had a Raptor and If I Had a Triceratops. George lives in Brooklyn, NY with four terrible cats and one good one.
Nicole Swift is not an author, or an illustrator, or a cartoonist but she does love kids books and greek mythology. Nicole is WORD Bookstore's Kids and YA Event Manager and has served as an Event Manager for kids and graphic novels at the Miami Book Fair for almost a decade. Both jobs are action-packed daily adventures. She comes from Miami, Florida and currently resides in Brooklyn where there is not nearly as much sun or palm trees, but she has a lot of books and a lot of cats.
How it works:
Check out our upcoming featured books and authors below.
Add the title to your cart and checkout! Make sure to order by the dates listed below to ensure you receive your book with enough time to read it!
Book Club titles are available for 10% off for one month leading up to the meeting!
Click the link below to RSVP for your spot in each monthly meeting. (Don't forget to add the meeting date to your calendar!)
All meetings will take place via password-protected Zoom. You will receive the link and password once you RSVP and we'll send you a reminder the day before.
YOU MUST RSVP AT THE LINK BELOW IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE MEETINGS LINK FOR THAT MONTH.
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RSVP below by July 19th to make sure you get access to the meetup link!
MEETUP: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 4pm EST
MEETUP: Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 4pm EST
PAST EVENT: Discussion: Wednesday, March 17 at 4pm
PAST EVENT: Discussion: Wednesday, April 21 at 4pm
PAST EVENT: Discussion: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4pm EST
PAST EVENT: Discussion: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 4pm EST