Back to All Events

Kids BookClub (for 10-13 year olds)

  • Words Bookstore Cafe (map)

As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

Reynolds’ middle-grade debut meanders like the best kind of summer vacation but never loses sense of its throughline. The richly voiced third-person narrative, tightly focused through Genie’s point of view, introduces both brothers and readers to this rural African-American community and allows them to relax and explore even as it delves into the many mysteries that so bedevil Genie, ranging from "Grits? What exactly are they?" to, heartbreakingly, “Why am I so stupid?” Reynolds gives his readers uncommonly well-developed, complex characters, especially the completely believable Genie and Grandpop, whose stubborn self-sufficiency belies his vulnerability and whose flawed love both Genie and readers will cherish.

This pitch-perfect contemporary novel gently explores the past’s repercussions on the present.

Please email us at info@wordsbookstorecafe.com with your child's name and mobile number and we will add you to our WhatsApp group.  

BookClub members receive a 10% discount on this month's book selection. 

All are welcome.  

Earlier Event: October 24
Monday Night BookClub