Tween Book Club- Dear Mothman

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Kids, Teens
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Allowed Ages: 10 to 14

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Readers ages 10-14 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club! 

In honor of Pride month, we will be reading Dear Mothman by Robin Gow.

Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and receive a free copy of the book (we'll send you an email when the books are ready for pick up!). Book Club will meet in person in TCPL's Thaler/Howell room.

Poet and author Robin Gow’s moving middle-grade novel-in-verse about a young trans boy dealing with the loss of his friend by writing to his favorite cryptid, Mothman

“A ­triumphant coming-of-age story about gender identity, strength, and friendship, as well as the different ways that people ­discover who they are.” 
— School Library Journal

A few months ago, Noah’s best friend and the only other trans boy in his school, Lewis, passed away in a car accident. Feeling lost and alone, Noah starts writing letters to Mothman, Lewis’s favorite cryptid, wondering if he would understand how Noah feels. At first, Noah isn’t sure whether he actually believes in Mothman—not like Lewis did. But when strange things start to happen around his wooded home, Noah wonders whether there might be something to the stories. He decides to make his science fair project about Mothman, despite his teacher’s urging to study something “real.” As Noah’s mind begins to open, so does his world. He makes friends with a group of girls in his grade and finally feels like he belongs. But most people are not so accepting, and he has no evidence to prove that Mothman exists. With the science fair looming closer, Noah decides to risk everything, trek into the woods, and find Mothman himself.

Moving and lyrical, Dear Mothman is a story about finding belonging and hope in the most unexpected places.

Gift of the Charles and Phyllis Brodhead Endowed Book Fund