EventsBooks & Bagels

Books & Bagels

December 22, 2018 (1:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
East Lansing Public Library

Description

Join us at Books & Bagels, our book discussion group for 4th through 6th graders. Every month we meet with friends to discuss the title of the month, participate in a hands-on activity based on the book, and enjoy bagels courtesy of Bruegger's Bagels! The first 15 to register for Books & Bagels at the library will receive their own copy of the book to keep.

This month we are reading and exploring Refugee by Alan Gratz. From Goodreads.com:

Three different kids.

One mission in common: ESCAPE.

Josef is a Jewish boy in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world…

Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety and freedom in America…

Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe…

All three young people will go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers–from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But for each of them, there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, surprising connections will tie their stories together in the end.

Thank you to Bruegger's Bagels of East Lansing for providing the bagels, and many thanks to a generous, anonymous donor for providing copies of Books & Bagels titles to the first 15 program participants.

Program:
Books & Bagels
Suitable for:
Tweens
Kids
Type:
Books & Bagels
Book Groups
Language:
English

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