Book Club Meeting

Limited in-person attendance on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up is not required.

Discussion will also be live streamed in the Book Club group on Facebook.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
110 W. Washington St.
Monticello, IL 61856
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Punching the Air Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062996480
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - September 1st, 2020

This was one of two books unanimously chosen by all of the Hartfield booksellers for our best of 2020 list! Here's Dawn's review:

Beautiful imagery, powerful verse, and a compelling narrative that delivers a story that touches on so many relevant contemporary issues: racism, stereotyping, gentrification, education shortfalls, issues with social and judicial procedures, the school-to-prison pipeline, the shadows of slavery, and more. But it's also the story of Amal — a boy, a poet, a son, a skater, a student, an artist. It's a story of art and poetry and brotherhood and family and hope and love. Perfect for readers of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Angie Thomas.