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Excellent! Interesting look at the Boxers Rebellion!
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Cover of Catherine Called birdy by Karen Cushman

TWEEN (4th-6th Grades) BOOK GOUP:

 

Friday, May 2nd, 4p.m.

 

Catherine, Called Birdy

 

"Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man—any rich man, no matter how awful.

 

But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call—by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all. Unfortunately, he is also the richest.

 

Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an ill-mannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father? Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it!" --karencushman.com

 

FUTURE BOOKS:

 

June: Houdini the Handcuff King, Jason Lutes

 

July: Frindle, Andrew Clements

 

August: Chasing Vermeer, Blue Balliett

 

September: Flora & Ulysses, Kate DiCamillo

 

 

 

 

TEEN (7th-12th Grades) BOOK GOUP:

 

Cover of the graphic novels Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Boxers & Saints (2 graphic novels),
Gene Luen Yang 

 

Thursday, May 15th, 4p.m.

 

"Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel in two volumes - the parallel stories of two young people caught up on opposite sides of a violent rift {The Boxers Rebellion}.

 

American Born Chinese author Gene Luen Yang brings his clear-eyed storytelling and trademark magical realism to the complexities of the Boxer Rebellion and lays bare the foundations of extremism, rebellion, and faith" --Amazon.com

 

FUTURE BOOKS:

 

June: Darius & Twig, Walter Dean Myers

 

July: Maze Runner, James Dashner

 

August: Can I see your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities,
Chris Barton

 

September: Readers Choice:
*Bring a book you've enjoyed reading to share with the group*

 

Book Discussion Group

 

Join us on Tuesday, May 6th at 7p.m. to discuss the book:

 

Cover of Amy falls down by Jincey Willett

Amy Falls Down, Jincey Willett

 

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"Amy Gallup is an aging novelist and writing instructor living in Escondido, California, with her dog, Alphonse. Since recent unsettling events, she has made some progress. While she still has writer’s block, she doesn’t suffer from it. She’s still a hermit, but she has allowed some of her class members into her life. She is no longer numb, angry, and sardonic: she is merely numb and bemused, which is as close to happy as she plans to get. Amy is calm.

So, when on New Year’s morning she shuffles out to her backyard garden to plant a Norfolk pine, she is wholly unprepared for what happens next.

Amy falls down.

A simple accident, as a result of which something happens, and then something else, and then a number of different things, all as unpredictable as an eight-ball break. At first the changes are small, but as these small events carom off one another, Amy’s life changes in ways that range from ridiculous to frightening to profound." --Amazon.com

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--Amazon.com

FUTURE BOOKS:

June:

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

 

July:

Readers Choice : Graphic Novel
*Bring a graphic novel you've enjoyed reading to share with the group*

 

August:

Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, Deborah Blum

 

September:

The Cuckoo's Calling, Robert Galbraith

 

October:

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote

 

November:

The Good Lord Bird, James McBride

 

December:

Readers Choice:
*Bring a book you're enjoying/you've enjoyed reading around the holidays to share with the group*

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