Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Wednesday, February 28, 5:30 PM
PLG Young Readers Book Group discusses Feathers
Led by Greenlight marketing coordinator Stephanie, our young readers book group in PLG is geared toward kids ages 9 to 12, and reads great contemporary and classic chapter books. Parents are welcome (but not required) to attend, and pizza is served. For February, the group reads and discusses Feathers by three-time Newbery Honor-winner Jacqueline Woodson. "Hope is the thing with feathers" starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more "holy." There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light – her brother Sean's deafness, her mother's fear, the class bully's anger, her best friend's faith and her own desire for "the thing with feathers." Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl's heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.