Sunday 25 April 2021
Our Teen Reading Club comes together once again in April, hosted, as usual, by the author Stella Kasdagli.
The book we’ll be reading this month is Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
For this meeting, 30 members between 12 and 16 years old set a date online for Sunday, April 25, at 13:00, to discover alternative worlds waiting to be created by the readers themselves – that’s us!
Don’t worry if you don’t have time to get through the whole book, or if you didn’t make it to our previous meeting: in any case, Stella will give the signal each month, announcing the book we’ll all be reading over the next few weeks. At the end of the month, the gang that has read the book (or half of it, at least!) will get together to share thoughts, impressions, feelings and concerns inspired by what we read – whether we liked it a lot, or not so much!
A bit more on April’s book
Treasure Island is a coming-of-age story and an atmospheric adventure packed with unforgettable characters and exciting action. It has most likely influenced all popular perceptions of pirates that have reached your ears, such as treasure maps and pirates with wooden legs and parrots on their shoulders, and is one of the most widely translated and adapted for film and television books of all time.
Treasure Island was originally serialized in the children's magazine Young Folks from 1881 through 1882 under the title Treasure Island or the mutiny of the Hispaniola, credited to Stevenson’s pseudonym "Captain George North". It was first published as a book on 14 November 1883.
The plot: Jim Hawkins leads a quiet life at his father’s inn, until the appearance of an old sailor, who dies shortly thereafter. In his sea chest, Jim discovers the map of an island where the legendary pirate Captain Flint has hidden his treasure. From that day forth, his adventures begin, and you can join him simply by picking up the book and diving in!
A bit more on Stella
Stella Kasdagli is an author, translator, co-founder of the non-profit organization Women On Top, and educator to teenagers and adults. She completed her degree (only God knows how) in French Philology in Athens, and went on to study Media Theory in London. She worked as an editor on Cosmopolitan magazine for a number of years, while also writing for other Greek and English-language publications and sites. She now designs and implements actions to empower women, writes on topics she’d like to see discussed more widely, translates foreign literature, and runs workshops for teenagers on body image, the internet and social change. She is also (phew!) co-founder of the Mentorkids network and the Bookworm online book club. She has written the books Koilitsa.com [Belly.com], Ithela mono na horeso [I only wanted to fit], 30 gynaikes pou allaksan ton kosmo (kai pos boreis na ton allakseis ki esi) [30 women who changed the world (and how you can change it, too)], and the Princess Athena series. She has two daughters, and they grow up together in Athens.
Sunday 25/04, 13.00 For boys and girls aged 12-16 years oldParticipation by online pre-registration
Pre-registration starts on Thursday 01/04 at 12.00
A link to join the online meeting will be sent to the first 30 members to register.
To take part in the Reading Club, those who register must have read the book of the month (or half of it, at least).
Treasure Island is available in Greek translation by Metaichmio Books.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.