Virtual Tween Book Group

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Program Type:

Book Group

Age Group:

Tweens
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 9 to 12

Program Description

Event Details

Do you like reading? Do you like talking about books? Join our book group for friendly, lively discussions.

This month we are discussing Planet Earth Is Blue by Nicole Panteleakos.

Please register below. Those who register more than 10 days before the book discussion date will have a copy automatically sent to their chosen branch to be picked up. You will get a phone call when it is ready for you. The books are yours to keep and generously donated by Friends of the Library groups from throughout FVRLibraries.

To join this online program, you will need a computer, tablet or phone with a camera and microphone. The link to join the event will be emailed to registrants.  A phone number will be included to allow you to use a phone as speaker and microphone, if necessary.

Book Summary

Twelve-year-old Nova is eagerly awaiting the launch of the space shuttle Challenger--it's the first time a teacher is going into space, and kids across America will watch the event on live TV in their classrooms. Nova and her big sister, Bridget, share a love of astronomy and the space program. They planned to watch the launch together. But Bridget has disappeared, and Nova is in a new foster home.

While foster families and teachers dismiss Nova as severely autistic and nonverbal, Bridget understands how intelligent and special Nova is, and all that she can't express. As the liftoff draws closer, Nova's new foster family and teachers begin to see her potential, and for the first time, she is making friends without Bridget. But every day, she's counting down to the launch, and to the moment when she'll see Bridget again. Because as Bridget said, "No matter what, I'll be there. I promise."

Note

Library events and programs are open to the public and provided at no cost. Special accommodations may be requested using our Accommodation Request Form no later than 15 days prior to the event.

Los eventos y programas de la biblioteca están abiertos al público y se brindan sin costo. Se pueden solicitar adaptaciones especiales utilizando nuestro formulario de solicitud de adaptaciones (en inglés) hasta 15 días antes del evento.