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Apr 21

Library Salon #11

  • Dates
    Friday, April 21, 2017 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Location
    Bank Street Library Floor No.: 5
    610 West 112th Street, New York NY, 10025
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  • Contact
    Kristin Freda /
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Event Description

Exploration of Middle Grade Texts on Immigrant/Refugee Experiences

Join us for a book group style discussion led by four literary educators around one of the four following books:


Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Ha and her family find new battles to fight in Alabama when they flee South Vietnam in 1975. (Ages 9-12)

The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis
Traumatized after seeing her Sudanese village destroyed and her father killed, 12-year-old Amira must learn again to express herself. Free verse with simple pencil drawings. (Ages 9-12)

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Separated from his family at the height of the 1985 Sudanese civil war, 11-year-old Salva describes his long journey to safety. His true story is juxtaposed with Nya'a 2008 story, giving both a historical and contemporary view of life in that area of the world. (Ages 10-14)

Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Clara Lemlich's life story, from her childhood in Russia to her groundbreaking labor activism in New York, is told in vivid verse. Includes historical notes and glossary. (Ages 12-15)

The Library welcomes Bank Street educators Mollie Welsh Kruger, Elizabeth Henly, Allie Jane Bruce, and Peggy McNamara to lead our group discussions. Refreshments will be served.


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