Let’s Talk About It Oklahoma is more than your average book club. Like a traditional book discussion group, all of the participants read a book and talk about it. However, this book club adds another dimension in having an Oklahoma Humanities Scholar inform and broaden the discussion. This allows the participants to explore the literature in new ways, broaden their perspectives, and take away some new thoughts and ideas.
The Humanities Scholar will open each session telling about the author’s life, giving some historical context to the book, sharing its contemporary relevance, and explaining how the book ties into the theme. Participants join in the discussion with their own opinions and thoughts.
The program will be brought to Blackwell Public Library through a grant from Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding from the Inasmuch Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Family Fund. The Friends of Blackwell Public Library will be hosting the series for the public.
The theme for this fall is Young Adult Crossover Fiction: Crumbling Borders between Adolescents and Adults
For more information about each book in the series, please click on the title.
After the First Death by Robert Cormier (1979)
Monster by Walter Dean Myers (1999)
True Believer by Virginia Ewer Wolff (2001)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2007)
Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid (1983)