April 2024 Teen Book Club Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Cover image of book Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.

Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.

Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance. (Goodreads synopsis)

This highly acclaimed science fiction book (Hugo, Nebula, Saturn and more awards won) is challenging and provocative - weaving together timelines about imperialism, power, gender across cultures, and Artificial Intelligence emerging into personhood.

How These Live Book Clubs Work

Participation in the live book club includes access to a set of resources and activities as well as interactive components.

Participants receive

  • A suggested reading schedule
  • PDF reading guides with comprehension questions
  • Vocabulary/reading activities
  • Discussion board posts in our online classroom
  • Writing/multimodal project prompts related to the reading
  • An invitation to a live discussion
  • A recording of the summary of the live discussion
  • An optional feedback add-on for the final paper/project
  • Rubrics for at-home feedback

Families are welcome to use as much or as little of the suggested resources and activities as they'd like to fit their interest and schedules.


13 - 18


April 1 - 30, 2024

Live Meeting:

There are two options for attending a live meeting for this club. An afternoon/evening option is offered to accommodate people with different schedules. Please only attend one of these meetings.

A video summary presentation will be made available for those unable to attend the live meeting. To protect participant privacy, recordings of the meetings will not be distributed to anyone who did not attend the meeting.

Note: meetings with fewer than 3 attendees may run a bit shorter depending on how participation goes.

Option 1:

April 25, 2024 (Thursday)

7:00 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM Central / 5:00 PM Mountain / 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Option 2:

April 26, 2024 (Friday)

1:00 PM Eastern / 12:00 PM Central / 11:00 AM Mountain / 10:00 AM Pacific Time


A copy of the book Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
(Edition information here, audiobook available). Borrowed, used, and audio formats will work.

  • Zoom account for live session
  • Microphone and camera for live session (optional)
  • PDF reader
  • Access to printer if you want to print worksheets

Content Note:

Violence, death, injury, cross-planetary/species gender misunderstandings (misgendering), profanity, non-graphic acknowledgement of sexual activity.

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