Each summer, we invite young readers to explore a well-crafted novel, play around in its pages, and develop creative work in response to what we read. The Book Crush fosters close reading skills, creative reading approaches, critical thinking, and ingenuity! Stay tuned for summer programs, or schedule a Book Crush for your school classroom by emailing Programs Director Cecily Sailer at csailer@austinlibrary.org. Check out the creative work designed, constructed, and crafted by previous Book Crushers.

Previous Book Crush Novels Include:
Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
The Turtle of Oman by Noami Shihab Nye
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Wonder by R.J. Palacio