Historic Middle School Book Club

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Historic Middle School Book Club

December 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Free

Have a middle schooler who cannot get enough of history class? Is your teen an avid reader? Bring them to the Alexander Majors Barn for our bi-monthly historic book club. Middle schoolers from around the Kansas City area will gather to discuss a historically themed book, complete activities, and enjoy a snack.

Book line up:

  • 2/6: Fever 1793
  • 4/3: The Book Thief
  • 6/5: Esperanza Rising
  • 8/7: Chains
  • 10/2: Pharaoh’s Daughter
  • 12/4: The Crystal Ribbon

Book descriptions courtesy of Amazon:

In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing’s name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasing-but maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power. Jing’s life isn’t easy. Her father is a poor tea farmer, and her family has come to the conclusion that in order for everyone to survive, Jing must be sacrificed for the common good. She is sold as a bride to the Koh family, where she will be the wife and nursemaid to their three-year-old son, Ju’nan. It’s not fair, and Jing feels this bitterly, especially when she is treated poorly by the Koh’s, and sold yet again into a worse situation that leads Jing to believe her only option is to run away, and find home again. With the help of a spider who weaves Jing a means to escape, and a nightingale who helps her find her way, Jing embarks on a quest back to Huanan–and to herself.

For tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-middle-school-book-club-tickets-239431434867 

Organizer

Wornall/Majors House Museums
Phone:
816-444-1858
Email:
programs@wornallmajors.org

Venue

Alexander Majors House & Barn
8201 State Line Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64114 United States
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Phone:
816-444-1858

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