Our Youth Advisory Board meets once per month to discuss and review ARCs (advanced reading copies) of upcoming books. Members read anything from fantasy, to nonfiction, to books in verse. If your middle reader is interested in joining, please let us know!
Parker (he/him, 8th grade)
Parker likes to read and is pretty fun. He loves Marvel comics and Percy Jackson.
Kaia is a 7th grader. She really enjoys running, writing, and playing with her dog! Most of all, she enjoys books. Lots and lots of books. Her favorite genres to read are fantasy, graphic novels, and realistic fiction. These books transport her to another world in which anything can happen. She thinks it's truly incredible to get to know such wonderful people at Green Bean Books who love books just as much as her!
May is in 6th grade, likes to act and is currently in a Jumanji play! May has a soft spot for fiction and sci-fi books.
Lillian loves reading, dancing, playing music, reading, reading, reading, climate activism, and reading. She especially loves The Light in Hidden Places and other historical novels and Keeper of the Lost Cities, ALL the Rick Riordan books, and anything fantasy.
Addy (they/them, 6th grade)
Addy loves drawing in their free time, and they are very into books and reading. Fantasy and myths are their favorite types of books.
Eleanor is a 7th grader who enjoys reading, writing, reading, drawing, reading, and math - and did she mention reading? She loves fantasy novels like Keeper of the Lost Cities and Nevermoor, but she is also a huge fan of Stuart Gibbs.
On a daily basis, you can find Ada reading, of course, hanging out with her family, or going on explorations outside (also known as hiking, camping, biking, paddling, and reading outside). Ada loves reading middle grade fiction, especially Keeper of the Lost Cities, We Dream of Space,Wildwood, and Song for a Whale(and many many many many more).
Nina C. (she/they)
Nina would rather be reading. She likes to read romance novels (particularly ones with LGBTQIA+ content) and fantasy.
Nolan (he/him, 6th grade)
Nolan enjoys mystery books.
Bixie likes Diary of a Wimpy Kid and competitive swimming and books. They enjoy historical fiction and mythology.
Maebee (they/them, 7th grade)
Mae loves to read books that will draw you in and make you want to stay up till the next morning reading.