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Secret Book Society (S.B.S.) for Young Adults

Secret Book Society (S.B.S.) for Young Adults

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Secret Book Society (S.B.S.) members are young adults/teens diving head first into books and the taboos that make “book banning” a recurring theme in every generation. While we may occasionally read a book that has found itself on a nationwide ban listing, we will typically read interesting titles that simply cover issues that often get ignored.

One month we may read a book about same-sex married parents who are raising children. Another month we might read about people on the autism spectrum who fall in love with people who are not on the spectrum. And on a third month we might learn about a hunk of history through a graphic novel. Basically nothing is off-limits but we are also not here for shock value or novelty.

Month after month we simply hope to try to wrap our heads around why people find books to be so “dangerous” even in 2023. Members of the SBS generally subscribe to the belief that the more insidious and dangerous thing is that people are no longer bothering to read, share, or passionately talk about books.

Book club participation comes in two parts:

* First there is the functional KIT that you receive! Each monthly kit includes the months book club selection, a surprising gift or two, and a five dollar voucher to be redeemed in the store for a different book or the following months book club.

* The second element of the book club is the actual MEETING, which you may attend in person or online via Zoom. Pies & Prejudice will have a consistent monthly facilitator and a rotating monthly guest specifically familiar with the topic of inclusion and equity at hand. Space within our tiny shop is limited so naturally, so you will want to RSVP fast if being in person for the meeting is important to you.

When you pay for each month of book club participation you receive both the kit and an invitation to that month’s meeting. You are not roped into a year-long bundle of automatic charges on your credit card. But likewise, we hope you will have a positive experience and choose to register for the following month. YOU DO HAVE TO PAY FOR THE BOOK CLUB EACH MONTH to receive that months kit and meeting invite. If you pay for more than one month at a time we will reach out to you when the next book club box is available for pick up, generally four weeks before our scheduled meeting.

People outside of the KC area may choose to participate in book club. In this instance their boxes are mailed to them and they are invited to the Zoom. Naturally they will incur an additional shipping fee.

We look forward to months of dynamic discussion and developing close bonds with book club members that choose to return, expanding the capacity of their understanding and their hearts.  We understand there may be disagreements for different roles we have each walked down, but we’re thrilled to offer a meeting ground for civil discourse.

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