Add this Event to Calendar 05/31/2022 06:00 PM 05/31/2022 07:00 PM Nonfiction Book Club - Finding Chika

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Join us for a lively discussion of Finding Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family by Mitch Albom on Tuesday, May 31st at 6:00 PM.  The title is available digitally as an ebook and audiobook through Overdrive and Hooplaor you may place a hold and pick up a print copy at the library.  New members are always welcome!

Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince. With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, No one in Haiti can help you with. Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chikas boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost. Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. 



Contact: Katie Corrigan 508-336-8230 kcorrigan@seekonkpl.org
Large Meeting Room