Shout Mouse Press

Shout Mouse Press Book Group  

For UUCB older elementary, middle school, high school and adults 

Washington DC youth authors write stories we need to hear. Starting in January 2022, Michele  Grove will host a series of online and in-person book groups to discuss some of these books.  Each month will focus on different books. You can order your own books or come to the church  library and read them. If you are interested, sign up here. Once we know who is interested, we  will create small groups. The hope is that each group will meet once a month for 4 months (older elementary groups will meet for 2 months). If you wish to look at the books or order  books of your own, go to: 


January is appropriate for upper elementary (3rd grade and up), youth, and  adults. 

Shayla’s Shutdown Solution

by Danya Carter,  Joseph Chuku, and Smaria Short.  Illustrated by Camryn Simms  


Diarou’s Not So Different 

by Diarou Bayo, Riley Campell, and  Anthony Cooke.  Illustrated by Alex Perkins.  


February is appropriate for upper elementary (3rd grade and up), youth, and  adults:  

Breonna Marches Through Time

by  Daveena Kenny,  Shatyia Givens, Jocktavious  Montford, and  Geralyn Hooks. Illustrated by Anthony  White.  


Justice for Who?  

By Emilie Kpadea,  Japan Spells, and Damarco Taylor. 

 Illustrated by Rob Gibsun.


March is appropriate for older youth and adults:  

The Day Tajon Got Shot.

By the Teen Writers of Beacon House: T’Asia,  J’Yona, Reiyanna, Jonae, Makiya, Rose, Najae, Serenity, Jeanet, and  Temil.  


April’s selection is appropriate for youth and adults:  

(read at least one of these focused on and by incarcerated youth) 



The Untold Story of the Real Me

written by Young Voices From Prison





They Called Me 299-359

Poetry by Incarcerated Youth of Free Minds