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Summer Reading 2016: Book Club at the Mix

Find all of the Urban School book recommendations for summer 2016

Summer Book Club

Check out the book club with Zachary Ngin ('18) at The Mix, the teen center at the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library. 

The book club meets on Thursdays from 4 PM to 5 PM at The Mix (100 Larkin St., 2nd floor). Copies of each book are available at the public library, and we begin them together on the first Thursday of each month. We start this week with The Wind-up Bird Chronicle. Hope to see you there! Don't neglect your hard-won literacy!


In June, we're reading Haruki Murakami's The Wind-up Bird Chronicle, a dreamlike story of dislocation, "suffused with comedy and menace." A Tokyo man searches for a missing cat and falls into a netherworld of foreign culture, eccentric characters, and violent imperial history. 


In July, we're reading Cory Doctorow's Little Brother, a YA novel about freedom's place in our networked age. Following a major terrorist attack, San Francisco has become a police state. Four ordinary teenagers try to resist an Orwellian world of surveillance and repression. 



In August, we're reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanaha keen-eyed and heartfelt novel about identity from the writer who brought you "The Danger of a Single Story." Two Nigerians, young and in love, immigrate to the West. One is a student in America; the other is undocumented in London. They are forced to grapple with their race, their relationship, and their ideas of home.