Join a relaxed group to read and share about a middle-grade science fiction book featuring a nonbinary protagonist!
|Age Range||10-13+ (recommended)|
|Start / End Dates||August 11 - 25, 2022|
|Meeting Dates and Times||Thursdays at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific Time|
|Class Size||3-15 Learners|
|Basic Enrollment||$45 Per Student|
|Sign up 2 siblings!||$80 for two|
Tiger Honor, by Yoon Ha Lee, is a science fiction space opera book set in the Thousand Worlds universe and is a semi-sequel to Dragon Pearl (September 2021 Tween Book Club). This book features a nonbinary / gender neutral protagonist, Sebin, who is a Tiger and who struggles with balancing loyalty to their family and respect for themselves and their own values. (Sebin is in fact the first nonbinary protagonist under the Rick Riordan presents imprint!)
This will be a casual summer get-together class for people who would like to read a book with others and share in weekly meetings for a relaxed social experience.
Usually 2-3 hours per week of work, including class. Reading time will vary based on reading speed. ~80 pages of middle grade reading per weekly chunk.
Live meeting information
We will have three weekly live meetings: August 11, 18, and 25, 2022 at 2pm Eastern / 1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11 am Pacific Time on Zoom.
We will start on August 11 with discussing the first part of the book. Please read the book up to the indicated chapter before coming to the live meeting.
Meetings are scheduled to run for 45 minutes to respect schedules. Participants are welcome to stay a few extra minutes if they like.
About this class
This is an exploratory course created in response to interest in a summer book course and demand for more diverse protagonists, especially nonbinary protagonists.
This class is not officially part of the SEA Tween Book Clubs but is a part of Dr. Weiss’ “East Asian Queer Feminist Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Series”, books that are written by East Asian descended authors or feature accurate representations of East Asian characters, settings, and stories that challenge and explore gender identities and/or norms in fantastical or science fiction books.
This book will also be discussed through an intersectional lens that recognizes that multiple identities and dimensions of power intersect to produce different experiences of oppression.
As a more relaxed summer course, this class will focus more on live interaction and asynchronous interaction (on Discord and Teachable), and offers readers more space to share their ideas and reactions to the readings.
A future self-paced version of this class may be offered at a later point in a similar format to the SEA self-paced book clubs (with reading guide, learning activities, etc.)
- Ability to read middle-grade chapter books
- Comfort with sharing and discussing on Zoom (camera and mic optional)
- Attention span of at least 45 minutes for meetings
- Practice with reading on a schedule (weekly reading)
- Practice with memory and recall from reading
- Conversation and discussion skills
- Abstract connection of fictional ideas to real world concepts/situations
- Practice with discussing situations of oppression with an intersectional lens
- Practice with using a monitored online discussion forum (if using Discord)
You will need:
Zoom account for live session.
Microphone and camera for live session are optional.
A Discord account is recommended
Dr. Sabrina Weiss
Dr. Sabrina Weiss specializes in developing theoretical models that represent the ethical and social dimensions of issues at the intersection of science, technology, and society.
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