For ages 9-13
Middle grade age graphic novel discussion of a National Book Award Finalist book by Victoria Jamieson. Part of the Strength in Stories educational series with Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates.
The Herrick District Library is partnering with LIA to present Strength in Stories, an educational series addressing the stigma of immigration and refugees. The series kicks off with a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Which Way Home and is followed by two book discussions. First, for middle grade age children, we'll discuss Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohammed's National Book Award finalist graphic novel When Stars are Scattered. Then, for teens and adults, we'll discuss Melissa Fleming's A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea, a book People Magazine said was "urgently required reading." Copies of the books are available for checkout at the library. For more information please visit LIA's website or call the North Branch Library at 616.738.4360.
For your safety, masks will be required for all patrons older than two years, regardless of vaccination status, at all in-person events in the library.