Brown Bag Book Club is going virtual! We will review the first third of the book on November 5th, the second third on November 19th and finish on December 3rd! Participants can pick up their book to check out on the 2nd floor of the library or via the library’s curbside pick-up service, along with a “brown bag” full of desserts, drinks, and an interactive activity! This month, we will be reading The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley. RSVP for this event above to receive the Zoom link via email!
Quick book description: Nine-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t want to waste a minute–she sneaks out to join him. So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. As Ada teaches herself to ride a pony, learns to read, and watches German spies, she begins to trust Susan–and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother? This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity–a classic in the making.
(Grades 4–6; Live via Zoom)