KCECH Book Club – True Biz

Event Details

Event Date

Event Date: Monday, April 8, 2024

Event Time

Event Time: 7:30 PM

Event Description

KCECH Book Club is back after a bit of a hiatus! We will be reading “True Biz,” which is this year’s One Book, One Philadelphia choice.

We will be providing a FREE copy of a “True Biz” for the first 10 people who fill out the interest form. Additionally, for those interested, we will be heading to the One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff, where we hear insights from the author, Sara Nović. There will also be a book signing event! The logistics are below:

Additionally, we will be providing a meal to anyone who attends (exact location and time TBD). The event is open to all interested! More event details can her found here:

One Book, One Philadelphia Kickoff Celebration: A Conversation with Sara Nović and Melissa Draganac-Hawk – Events – Free Library

About the Book:

True biz? The students at the River Valley School for the Deaf just want to hook up, pass their history finals, and have politicians, doctors, and their parents stop telling them what to do with their bodies. This revelatory novel plunges readers into the halls of a residential school for the deaf, where they’ll meet Charlie, a rebellious transfer student who’s never met another deaf person before; Austin, the school’s golden boy, whose world is rocked when his baby sister is born hearing; and February, the headmistress, who is fighting to keep her school open and her marriage intact, but might not be able to do both. As a series of crises both personal and political threaten to unravel each of them, Charlie, Austin, and February find their lives inextricable from one another’s—and changed forever.

This is a story of sign language and lip-reading, disability and civil rights, isolation and injustice, first love and loss, and, above all, great persistence, daring, and joy. Absorbing and assured, idiosyncratic and relatable, this is an unforgettable journey into the Deaf community and a universal celebration of human connection.

Location Details

Parkway Central Library

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1901 Vine St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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