Teen Vogue the fashion, beauty, and news outlet for teens, has officially announced their new book club. Yara Shahidi and Rowan Blanchard are starting strong with the novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. The protagonist, Janie Crawford takes readers through a tale of love, loss, and self-acceptance, which seeks to inspire young women readers.
Yara stated in her blog, “From the symbolism of protagonist Janie Crawford’s doomed romances to hair politics, Zora Neale Hurston’s book taught the importance of embracing every facet of yourself. Janie overcomes stifling social norms, bad relationships, and even bad weather before she’s able to shed her obsession with society’s expectations.”
Their first discussion of the book will be on Thursday at 1:30pm on Teen Vogue editor, Elaine Welteroth’s Facebook Page. You are probably in 10 other book clubs already, but adding one more to the list won’t hurt!
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