Join us for a lively discussion and fun trivia on New York Times Besteller, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone as part of this year’s community read. Zélie remembers when
Join us for a lively discussion and fun trivia on New York Times Besteller, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone as part of this year’s community read.
Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is one such person. Now she has a chance to bring back magic to her people and strike against the monarchy. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to come to terms with the strength of her magic – and her growing feelings for an enemy.
St. Johns Reads is the St. Johns County Public Library System’s annual “Community Reads” program. Presented for the 17th year, 2022’s program features four different books, unified by the theme “secrets”: “The Vanishing Half,” by Britt Bennett, “Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings,” by Anna Lillios, “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng, and a title for young adults, “Children of Blood and Bone,” by Tomi Adeyemi. The four featured titles are available to enjoy in print, large print, audiobook on disc, digital audiobook, and ebook formats.
(Thursday) 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Anastasia Island Branch