Join us for the first event of the school year for Middle School Book Club! We will discuss the Science Fiction, award winning novel, The Last Cuentista, by Donna Barba Higuera. Come kick off the year with some book discusion, snacks, and make a project to take home.
There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita. But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race.
Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet – and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard – or purged them altogether. Petra alone now carries the stories of our past, and with them, any hope for our future. Can she make them live again?
Check out a copy of the book at our Circulation Desk any time before the event.
Middle School Book Club is for students in grades 6-8.
Registration is required.