Book Club Kit: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

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Pub Date Mar 18 2019 | Archive Date Not set

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This is a downloadable and printable resource for book clubs reading Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. The kit includes an author interview, discussion questions, and more. This is not the actual book. This kit was sponsored by Gallery.

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About the Book:

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in this disarmingly honest, boldly political, and truly inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

Queenie Jenkins is a twenty-five-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. She works at a national newspaper, where she’s constantly forced to compare herself to her white middle class peers. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places…including several hazardous men who do a good job of occupying brain space and a bad job of affirming self-worth.

As Queenie careens from one questionable decision to another, she finds herself wondering, “What are you doing? Why are you doing it? Who do you want to be?”—all of the questions today’s woman must face in a world trying to answer them for her.

With “fresh and honest” (Jojo Moyes) prose, Queenie is a remarkably relatable exploration of what it means to be a modern woman searching for meaning in today’s world.

This is a downloadable and printable resource for book clubs reading Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams. The kit includes an author interview, discussion questions, and more. This is not the actual...

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One of the best book kits out there! I will be meeting with my book club about this book and it has everything I need. It includes a playlist, recipes, quiz and so much more. There really isn't anything that I wish it had.

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I read (and loved!) Queen a couple of years ago - the protagonist was a relatable, flawed millennial, and I thought the author's approach to heavier themes like mental health was very well done. I've been meaning to suggest this book to my Book Club for a group read, and these thoughtful questions and other Reader's Guide resources would be so helpful in guiding our discussion.

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I absoluelty love these kits. I run a book group that is all about the intersectionality of gender, race, class etc where we read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays that dabble in an assortment of genres for ages twelve and up. A kit like this makes it 10x easier to prep for my discussion that month with a sort of guideline for what sort of questions can be asked on top of the author interviews. I also really enjoy the handouts that these kits provide. The book marks and even book related lists are great for patrons wanting more from the book group.

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