Family Book Discussion with Potluck and Author Skype VisitWednesday April 24, 2019
6:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Trouble the Water by Frances O'Roark Dowell
11-year-old Callie is fearless, stubborn, and a little nosy, so when she sees an old dog wandering around town, she’s going to figure out who he belongs to. When her sleuthing leads her to cross paths with a white boy named Wendell who wants to help, the segregated town doesn’t take too kindly to their budding friendship. Meanwhile, a nearly invisible boy named Jim is stuck in a cabin in the woods. He’s lost his dog, but can’t remember exactly when. When his companion, a little boy named Thomas, who’s been invisible much longer than he, explains that they are ghosts, the two must figure out why they can’t seem to cross the river to the other side. Trouble the Water is a story that spans lifetimes, showing that history never truly disappears, and that the past will haunt us until we step up to change the present and stand together for what is right.
The evening will begin with a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share. Beverages and dessert provided by the Library. We are excited that the author will join us via Skype at 6:45! Join other families for an exciting evening of food and discussion. For children grades 4-8 with parent or caregiver. Please register and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.
Location: Library Community Room
to go to the Voorheesville Public Library