Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, April 24, 5:30 PM
Fort Greene Young Readers Book Group discusses The Breadwinner
Led by Greenlight receiving manager Grace, our young readers book group in Fort Greene 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 April, the group reads and discusses The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis, an award-winning book about loyalty, survival, families, and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban's rule in Afghanistan recommended by Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul. Parvana's father -- a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed -- works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write. One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food. As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.