Free Banned Books Club
Get a free banned book by registering for our Banned Books Club for ages 11 and up. Did you know that the majority of banned books are Young Adult Fiction? Read and judge for yourself why you think these books are banned in some states.
Our first giveaway will be on Monday, May 15th. To reserve your copy of Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron, make sure to register here: Get a Free Copy
This book club will meet Thursday, June 15th, at 5:30PM. Register for the book discussion here: Talk About the Book.
It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.
Sixteen-year-old Sophia would much rather marry Erin, her childhood best friend, than parade in front of suitors. At the ball, Sophia makes the desperate decision to flee, and finds herself hiding in Cinderella’s mausoleum. There, she meets Constance, the last known descendant of Cinderella and her step sisters. Together they vow to bring down the king once and for all–and in the process, they learn that there’s more to Cinderella’s story than they ever knew . . .
This fresh take on a classic story will make readers question the tales they’ve been told, and root for girls to break down the constructs of the world around them.
These books have been provided in partnership with Belmont Books and the Friends of the Belmont Public Library.