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! October through April, the first 10 to register for Books & Bagels at the library will receive their own copy of the book to keep. Participants (or their parents) must register in advance for this program in person at the service desk.
This months book is Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.
"Brown Girl Dreaming tells the story of my childhood, in verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, I always felt halfway home in each place. In these poems, I share what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and my growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement.
It also reflects the joy of finding my voice through writing stories, despite the fact that I struggled with reading as a child. My love of stories inspired and stayed with me, creating the first sparks of the writer I was to become."
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 10 program participants.