Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, March 26, 5:30 PM
Fort Greene Young Readers Book Group discusses A Single Shard
Led by Greenlight bookseller Sarah, 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 March, the group discusses A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park. In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch’ulp’o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday. When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated, until he finds obstacles in his path. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself, even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min’s work in the hope of a royal commission, and even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.