Historic Middle School Book Club
February 5, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
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.
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George
In this Newbery Medal–winning novel, a girl faces prejudice and accusations of witchcraft in seventeenth-century Connecticut. A classic of historical fiction that continues to resonate across the generations.
Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met.
Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.