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Tuesday, September 23, 6:30 PM
Greenlight Young Readers Book Group discusses Same Sun Here
At Greene Grape Annex (across the street from the bookstore at 753 Fulton Street)

Led by Greenlight bookseller Grace, this book group is geared toward kids ages 8 to 14, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend; snacks and treats are from the Annex menu are served. For September, the group reads and discusses Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. In this extraordinary novel in letters, an Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son find strength and perspective by sharing their true selves across the miles. Narrated in two voices, each voice distinctly articulated by a separate gifted author, this chronicle of two lives powerfully conveys the great value of being and having a friend and the joys of opening our lives to others who live beneath the same sun.

All book groups take place at Greene Grape Annex, located across the street from the bookstore at 753 Fulton Street (at South Portland), Brooklyn, NY. Meetings are free and open to the public; food and drinks are for sale at each event. Book group titles are for sale at Greenlight Bookstore and are discounted 15%, in the store or online, during the month preceding the discussion.

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Same Sun Here (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780763664510
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick, 8/2013

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