Tween Book Club: The Many Meanings of Meilan

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Allowed Ages: 9 to 12

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Children ages 9-12 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to keep thanks to the Book Club Cookbook's Galley Match program! Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet via Zoom. Participants are welcome to bring suggestions for future books or genres to read together!

The Many Meanings of Meilan, award-winning author Andrea Wang’s debut middle grade novel, is about a girl named Meilan whose storytelling gets her into trouble, causing her family to leave the comfort of Chinatown in Boston for an unfamiliar, predominantly white fictionalized Ohio town of Redbud. It is there that Meilan is given a new anglicized name, against her will, and fractures herself into many Meilans as a coping mechanism in an unwelcoming new school without friends or a strong sense of who she is.