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Teen Book Club
January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Award Winning Books
For 2020, each month we will read the winner of a different teen book award. At book club, we will discuss the book and the award and do an activity related to the book. All are welcome, even if you haven’t finished or even started the book!
For January the book award is the Excellence in Nonfiction Award and the winning book we will be reading is Vincent and Theo by Deborah Heiligman. For our activity we will take photographs and use an app to turn our photos into paintings.
Excellence in Nonfiction Award
YALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year.
Vincent and Theo
Vincent and Theo was the 2018 winner of the Excellence in Nonfiction Award.
The bond between brothers was never stronger. Drawing on their lifelong correspondence, Heiligman plumbs their journey from an ascetic upbringing in a Protestant parsonage to the auction houses of Europe as Theo develops business acumen, all the while supporting volatile Vincent’s groundbreaking artistic endeavors both materially and emotionally. Their devotion to each other was so profound that there could have been no Vincent van Gogh without Theo.