Program Type:Book Clubs
About this event:
Join us this month to discuss Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malindo Lo, which won the Stonewall, National, and Asian/Pacific American Book Awards for Youth Literature. We will be meeting in-person this yeaer. Participants can receive a free copy of the book to keep from the Teen Center Reference Desk.
If you find that you are unable to attend the discussion, please cancel your registration and return the book so that we can ensure everyone who wants to participate has a copy.
Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can't remember exactly when the feeling took root—that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible.
But America in 1954 is not a safe place for two girls to fall in love, especially not in Chinatown. Red-Scare paranoia threatens everyone, including Chinese Americans like Lily. With deportation looming over her father—despite his hard-won citizenship—Lily and Kath risk everything to let their love see the light of day.