In December, we are thrilled to continue the Book Club for Teenagers, featuring Stella Kasdagli as moderator.
The book we will be reading together this December is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
For this Christmas meeting, 30 club members aged 12 to 16 will meet up online on Wednesday, December 29, at 13:00, to discover even more worlds that are waiting to be created by us, the readers.
Don’t worry if you haven’t read the entire book, or if you didn’t join our previous meeting: either way, Stella will be giving the cue each month, announcing the book that we will be all reading together over the weeks to follow. At the end of the month, the group of people who have read the book (or at least half of it) will be meeting to exchange thoughts, impressions, feelings and concerns, triggered by what we have just read, whether we liked it a lot or not so much.
A few words about the book for December:
Little Women is one of the most widely read and beloved novels of all time (Stella’s note: “I’ve read it at least 9 times!”). Set in New England of the American Civil War, it follows the lives of four charismatic sisters and, although written over a century ago, it still fascinates younger and older audiences alike, thanks to its richly textured characters and timeless messages, which, in many respects, are still relevant in our present-day lives.
In New England of the American Civil War, four sisters—the kind and sensible Meg, the fiery Jo with a true talent for writing, the sweet and shy Beth, and the youngest, coddled Amy—along with their friend Laurie and his teacher, Mr. Brooke , embark together on a difficult journey marked by the passage from childhood to adulthood and from war to peace.
A few words about Stella:
Stella Kasdagli is a writer, translator, co-founder of the nonprofit “Women on Top” and an educator of teenagers and adults. She graduated (God knows how) from the French Literature department of the University of Athens and then studied Media Theory in London. She worked for several years as Editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan magazine, while also writing pieces for several other Greek and English-language sites and publications. Now, she plans and implements actions to empower women, writes about issues that she believes should be discussed more, translates foreign-language literature, and facilitates workshops for teenagers on the subjects of body image, internet, and social change. She is also co-founder of the Mentorkids network and the online reading club Bookworm. She has written the following books (in Greek): Tummy.com; I only wanted to fit in; 30 women who changed the world and how you can change it too, and the Princess Athena series. She has two daughters and is growing up along with them in Athens.
Greek editions of the book Little Women are available from Patakis, Minoas and other publishers.
Wednesday, Dec. 29 | 13:00–14:30
Up to 30 participants
For boys and girls aged 12-16
Online preregistration required
Pre-registrations starts on Friday 03/12
The first 30 to sign up through the link they will receive will be enrolled.
Anyone reserving a seat at the Book Club is required to have the book of the month (or at least half of it!)
As part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center’s collaboration with the National Library of Greece (NLG), the book of the December Book Club for Teens has been chosen by NLG staff.