Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 PM
Greenlight Young Readers Book Group discusses Shooting Kabul
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, and pizza is served. For April, the group discusses Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai, a powerful story of hope, love, and perseverance based in part on the experiences of the author’s family. In the summer of 2001, twelve year old Fadi’s parents make the difficult decision to illegally leave Afghanistan and move the family to the United States. In the chaos of their escape, Fadi’s younger sister Mariam is left behind. Adjusting to life in the United States isn’t easy for Fadi’s family, and as the events of September 11th unfold the prospects of locating Mariam in a war torn Afghanistan seem slim. When a photography competition with a grand prize trip to India is announced, Fadi sees his chance to return to Afghanistan and find his sister. But can one photo really bring Mariam home?
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.