All About Adolescent Literacy

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Meet the Middle-Aged Asian Guy Book Club!

Gene and his good friend and creative collaborator, Thien Pham (Level Up), just started a book club, inspired by their newfound love of YA romance novels. In their first book club get-together, they talk about Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, a love story of two young people from different worlds. Are Eleanor and Park are too young for "true love"? Would their relationship be different today (the book is set in the 80's)? What are the three words Eleanor writes on the postcard to Park at the very end of the book?

Gene and Thien also share their secrets for getting into a new book if you are a slow reader. Thien, for example, says he likes to cast a story's characters for the movie version. They both debate the merits of audiobooks.

Bonus for all book club listeners: enter a chance to win a copy of Eleanor and Park with fan art from Gene and Thien (entry deadline: October 7, 2016). See the video for details.

So grab your snacks, take a seat, and listen in!