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Kekla Magoon -- The Minus-One Club

From the Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor-winning author of How It Went DownLight It Up, and Revolution In Our Time comes a moving contemporary YA novel about the bonds between a group of teens whose lives have been upended by tragedy.

The Minus-One Club, By Kekla Magoon: Friday, January 27th at 7 P.M.

Fifteen-year-old Kermit Sanders knows grief and its all-encompassing shadows. After losing his beloved older sister in a tragic car accident, nothing quite punctures through the feelings of loss. Everywhere Kermit goes, he is reminded of her.


But then Kermit finds a mysterious invitation in his locker, signed anonymously with "-1." He has no idea what he's in for, but he shows up to find out. Dubbed the "Minus-One Club," a group of his schoolmates has banded together as a form of moral support. The members have just one thing in common—they have all suffered the tragic loss of someone they loved.


The usual dividing lines between high school classes and cliques don’t apply inside the Minus-One Club, and Kermit’s secret crush, the handsome and happy-go-lucky Matt (and only out gay student at school), is also a part of the group. Slowly, Matt's positive headstrong approach to life helps relieve Kermit of his constant despair.


But as Kermit grows closer to Matt, the light of his new life begins to show the cracks beneath the surface. When Matt puts himself in danger by avoiding his feelings, Kermit must find the strength to not only lift himself back up but to help the rest of the group from falling apart.

 

Kekla Magoon writes novels and nonfiction books for teens, including 37 Things I Love, The Rock and the River, How It Went Down, Light It Up, and Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People, which was a National Book Award Finalist, LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and Michael L. Printz Honor book. Kekla received the 2021 Margaret A. Edwards Award for her significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Past recognitions include a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and four Coretta Scott King Honors. She holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. When she is not writing, Kekla can be found entertaining a pair of energetic orange cats or riding her bike through the hills of Vermont.

 

 

Event date: 
Friday, January 27, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
291 Main St.
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
The Minus-One Club By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250806208
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now!
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - January 24th, 2023

From the Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor-winning author of How It Went Down, Light It Up, and Revolution In Our Time comes a moving contemporary YA novel about the bonds between a group of teens whose lives have been upended by tragedy.


The Season of Styx Malone By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524715984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Yearling - December 3rd, 2019

A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK AND THE WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE HORN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION!

"Extraordinary friendships . . . extraordinary storytelling." --Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-Winning author of One Crazy Summer


Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536214185
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Published: Candlewick - November 8th, 2021

A National Book Award Finalist
A Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor Book
A Michael L. Printz Honor Book
A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book


Chester Keene Cracks the Code By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524715991
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (call to confirm availability)
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - July 5th, 2022

Cracking the code isn't all it's cracked up to be in this scavenger hunt adventure from a Coretta Scott King Honor-winning author.

“Delivers a truly fresh mystery — along with a heist, some heartbreak, some unforgettable characters and plenty of laser tag.” —The New York Times Book Review


How It Went Down By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250068231
Availability: Usually Available in 2-10 Business Days
Published: Square Fish - December 15th, 2015

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson dies from two gunshot wounds, his community is thrown into an uproar. Tariq was black. The shooter, Jack Franklin, is white.

In the aftermath of Tariq's death, everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events line up. Day by day, new twists further obscure the truth.


Kekla Magoon -- The Minus-One Club
Event Summary: 
From the Coretta Scott King and Printz Honor-winning author of How It Went Down, Light It Up, and Revolution In Our Time comes a moving contemporary YA novel about the bonds between a group of teens whose lives have been upended by tragedy.

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