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En respuesta al COVID-19, todas las sucursales de la Biblioteca Pública de Kansas City, Kansas están cerradas hasta nuevo aviso.  El servicio en la acera estará disponible a partir del 1 de junio. Se puede acceder a nuestras películas digitales, música y libros en cualquier momento en nuestra eCommunity. Para más información, visite nuestra página web.

Teen Book Bytes 7:00 pm

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Book Club

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Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 12 to 18

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Teen Book Bytes is a new teen book club to read and discuss multicultural books and those that offer mirrors and windows to life experiences and individual perspectives. We’ll have an afternoon session and an evening session for participants. Pick whichever slot fits your schedule. We’ll meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 4pm and/or 7pm on Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and the link will be posted here 24 hours before the event.

Our December discussion will be on Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko. This title is currently available in print, as an audiobook on AXIS 350, or as an eBook on HOOPLA. Click here to reserve a copy. 

Cover image for Raybearer / Jordan Ifueko.


Nothing is more important than loyalty. But what if you've sworn to protect the one you were born to destroy?

Tarisai has always longed for the warmth of a family. She was raised in isolation by a mysterious, often absent mother known only as The Lady. The Lady sends her to the capital of the global empire of Aritsar to compete with other children to be chosen as one of the Crown Prince's Council of 11. If she's picked, she'll be joined with the other Council members through the Ray, a bond deeper than blood. That closeness is irresistible to Tarisai, who has always wanted to belong somewhere. But The Lady has other ideas, including a magical wish that Tarisai is compelled to obey: Kill the Crown Prince once she gains his trust. Tarisai won't stand by and become someone's pawn--but is she strong enough to choose a different path for herself? With extraordinary world-building and breathtaking prose, Raybearer is the story of loyalty, fate, and the lengths we're willing to go for the ones we love.

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Meeting ID: 917 1661 7647
Passcode: 896174