4th and 5th grade book clubTuesday January 29, 2019
4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Medford Public Library invites 4th and 5th graders to join us each month. Snacks will be provided. If you come to the children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.
We will be discussing Bette Bao Lord's novel In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson:
Shirley Temple Wong sails from China to America with a heart full of dreams. Her new home is in Brooklyn, New York. America is indeed a land full of wonders, but Shirley doesn't know any English, so it's hard to make friends. Then a miracle happens: baseball! It's 1947, and Jackie Robinson, star of the Brooklyn Dodgers, is a superstar. Suddenly Shirley is playing stickball with her class and following Jackie as he leads the Brooklyn Dodgers to victory after victory. With her hero smashing assumptions and records on the ball field, Shirley begins to feel that America is truly the land of opportunity - and perhaps has also become her real home.
Location: Children's Story Room
to go to the Medford Public Library