"Punching the Air" Book Club #1
The ABA Children’s Group is launching the first event in its Virtual Reading Series for educators and students with authors Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam for their young adult novel Punching the Air. The events will take place from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET (11:00 am to 12 pm PT) on Wednesday, October 7, October 14, October 21, and October 28. The registration link for the series is available through Eventbright here.
Topics covered in the book club include:
- My Punches will be my Paintbrushes – the importance of art for teens
- The Criminalization of Blackness
- The Prison-industrial complex
- The Emotional Work of Social Justice
Registration for the FREE event series is required through Eventbrite; the event link and password will be shared with attendees a few days ahead of the event in a direct email. An attendee will only have to register once for access to the entire four-part series. At the time of registration, attendees will have an opportunity to make a contribution to the Prison Book Program.