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Join us for the June USES FOR BOYS Reread and Twitter Chat with author Erica Lorraine Scheidt

Join us in June for the inaugural twitter read-along of the #SVYALIT Project: USES FOR BOYS by Erica Lorraine Scheidt.

Discuss this powerful, haunting book and its stunning contrast of both sexual violence and consent all month with the hashtag #SVYALit with moderators @TLT16, @CarrieMesrobian, @TrishDoller, @ChristaDesir, and @ericalorraine. 

A one hour twitter chat, on June 12 at 7pm Central, will bring together YA authors and sexual health educators in a discussion of sexual agency, sexual assault, and consent in USES FOR BOYS. Join the conversation, using #SVYALit. 


Uses for Boys, St. Martin’s Press 2013, was named a Best First Book for Youth by the American Library Association’s Booklist and a 2014 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. This polarizing debut from Erica Lorraine Scheidt, has been called “grim, gritty, and heart-breakingly real.” 

Here is my (very spoilery) review

In July, we will have our next Google+ Hangout:
When Past Meets Present, a look at the issues in terms of historical fiction and what we can learn from the past

Date: July 30th

Moderator: Christa Desir

Confirmed: Jenn McGowan (MAID OF SECRETS/MAID OF DECEPTION, Katherine Longshore (GILT), Sharon Biggs Waller (A MAD, WICKED FOLLY)

And in August we will be having our next #SVYALit Book Club hosted by author Rachele Alpine, look for announcements in June but it looks like we may be reading and discussing Inexcusable by Chris Lynch.

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