Looking for a great book to read, fun with friends, and a way to meet your Summer Reading Challenge goal? Then this club is for you! We will be reading Under the Blood Red Sun by Graham Salisbury which ties into themes and concepts detailed in Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition for libraries, currently on display at Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.
Participants should bring a “brown bag” sack lunch and meet at the Pine Bluffs Main Street Park. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Please sign up at the Pine Bluffs Branch Library to receive a copy of the book. After our discussion, we will explore the art of gaman, art created by internees in detention camps across the United States.
Quick book description: Tomikazu Nakaji’s biggest concerns are baseball, homework, and a local bully, until life with his Japanese family in Hawaii changes drastically after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941.
(Grades 5–8; Pine Bluffs Main Street Park)