Project LIT Book Dis
Project LIT Book Discussion of The Astonishing Color of After
Canton Public Library

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2:30 PM
or call --860-693-5800.
Canton's Project LIT Community reads The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan, a NY Times bestseller and winner of the LA Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. “Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life. Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love (LCI).”

We’ll meet at Canton High School’s Media Center for our official chapter’s Project LIT book discussion. Project LIT has grown into a school/library partnership to create enthusiastic readers through offering the right kind of books: high-interest, culturally relevant books that encourage a diverse viewpoint.

Grades 7-12 (if you can make the meeting, you don’t have to be a Canton student); free. Registration is required, either by phone or on the library website under Upcoming Programs. Space is limited. Canton Middle/High School is at 76 Simonds Avenue, Canton. Information: call the library at (860) 693-5800, email, visit or the school’s Project LIT web page,

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