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Outside The Lines Book Club is a new teen reading series that happens monthly at the Evanston Public Library Teen Loft.
One Wednesday a month, teens grades 6-12 are invited to discuss a pre-determined YA fiction title about strong teen protagonists pushing back again normative identities to live their lives with pride. The first meeting, to discuss “Tomboy” by Liz Prince, will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Loft in the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys’ baseball team, author Ms. Price learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age, in an anecdotal graphic novel memoir. The book discussion will be a jumping off point for talking about topics such as pop culture, gender, fashion, politics, the Tumblr-verse, personal stories and more. This is a safe space for teens of all identities. Interested teens may stop by the Teen Loft to sign up and pick up a copy of the book to read in advance. Registration is at epl.org or in person at The Loft.