Prospect Lefferts Gardens Store:
Monday, February 24, 5:30 PM
PLG YA Book Group discusses If You Come Softly
Led by Greenlight bookseller Rose, our new YA book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens is geared toward kids ages 13 and up, and reads great contemporary and classic YA books. Adult readers of YA are also welcome to attend, and pizza is served. For February, the group discusses If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson, the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Jeremiah feels good inside his own skin. That is, when he's in his own Brooklyn neighborhood. But now he's going to be attending a fancy prep school in Manhattan, and black teenage boys don't exactly fit in there. So it's a surprise when he meets Ellie the first week of school. In one frozen moment their eyes lock, and after that they know they fit together—even though she's Jewish and he's black. Their worlds are so different, but to them that's not what matters. Too bad the rest of the world has to get in their way. Now celebrating its twentieth anniversary, and including a new preface by the author, If You Come Softly is a powerful story of interracial love that leaves readers wondering "why" and "if only . . ."
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.