Wednesday 31 August 2022 19:00
In August, the Teens Book Club will meet at the Mediterranean Garden, facilitated by writer Stella Kasdagli.
The book we will be reading together this month is Theodora Katsifi’s Guri Means Stone. Thirty Book Club members aged 12 to 16 will meet on Wednesday, August 31, at 19:00, to discover more worlds that are waiting to be conjured by the readers themselves, i.e. us.
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 all be 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 August:
Guri Means Stone is not just a mystery adventure; it is also a fascinating story that captivates our interest, talking about everything that may be happening around us without our getting a whiff of it; about all the unexpected life events; about our childhood memories and all those things that determine our personalities and lives, even if we never talk about them.
Every summer, as soon as the American girls arrived, the gang would become involved in even greater mischief and shenanigans, turning the village upside down. Still, no one expected that August that a 12-year-old girl from Athens would provoke the Americans and do everything to discover how a girl went missing all those years ago. Vacation in the village with the grandmother. Under a sun that is scorching the stone, childhood friendships are fostered, freedom is celebrated, and bold little detectives uncover big secrets.
A few more 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. Currently, she is designing and implementing activities that empower women, writing about issues that she believes should be discussed more, translating foreign-language literature, and facilitating 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 just wanted to fit in; the Princess Athena series and 30 women who changed the world (and how you can change it too), which was awarded the 2021 Greek National Knowledge Book Award for Children and Teenagers. She has two daughters and is growing up with them in Athens.
Wednesday 31/8, 19.00
For boys and girls 12-16 years old
Participation with online pre-registration
Pre-registration starts on Monday 01/08, at 12.00
To participate in the Reading Club, it is necessary for those who hold a position to have read the book of the month (at least, half!).
Theodora Katsifi’s book Guri Means Stone is available (in Greek) from Kaleidoscope Publications.