Announcing our pick for February Book Club and news concerning scheduled meetings!
We are changing the format of book club from the previous month to help ease the load of full schedules and, therefore, add to the enjoyment of each gathering.
Book club will now meet once per month and participation is at the parent's discretion. The participant will pick up the monthly book, background information, and reading schedule when her or she registers.
This month's meeting is Friday, February 24 from 5-6pm.
In honor of Black History Month, we're reading Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse in Brown Girl Dreaming. This is an excellent book for acting as a window into another's world.
Please call (678-635-8801) or come by the shop to register as space is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $20, which includes the book. We will discuss the book at the meeting, so remember to sign up with plenty of time to read the book.
Summary from the publisher:
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.