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You Should See Me in a Crown - Online Book Club


Welcome to our online book club for grades 9-12! We are excited for you to join us in reading You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson.


Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!


Kits are ready for pickup today, Wednesday, February 1! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!


All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!


"You Should See Me in a Crown" by Leah Johnson


“Liz Lighty has always believed she's too black, too poor, too awkward to shine in her small, rich, prom-obsessed midwestern town. But it's okay – Liz has a plan that will get her out of Campbell, Indiana, forever: attend the uber-elite Pennington College, play in their world-famous orchestra, and become a doctor. But when the financial aid she was counting on unexpectedly falls through, Liz's plans come crashing down… until she's reminded of her school's scholarship for prom king and queen. There's nothing Liz wants to do less than endure a gauntlet of social media trolls, catty competitors, and humiliating public events, but despite her devastating fear of the spotlight she's willing to do whatever it takes to get to Pennington. The only thing that makes it halfway bearable is the new girl in school, Mack. She's smart, funny, and just as much of an outsider as Liz. But Mack is also in the running for queen. Will falling for the competition keep Liz from her dreams... or make them come true?


*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*


More about the author, the book, and You Should See Me in a Crown:


Leah Johnson’s site:


The CDC’s pages on Sickle-Cell Disease and on anxiety and depression:


Indianapolis Arts Garden:


IMDB.com’s pages on the original House Party movie and the upcoming 2023 reboot:


Fandom wiki for Avatar: The Last Airbender television show:


Included as well: a word search, a poster design activity, and a pound cake recipe.







We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at swantonpl@gmail.com, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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