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The Girlfriends Read Book Group to Discuss A Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lord

Posted on by Future Neenah
July 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Neenah Public Library
240 E Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956
Katrina Wulff

The summer edition of Girlfriends Read Book Club at the Neenah Public Library will meet on Thursday, July 21, at 2:00 p.m., to discuss the book A Handful of Stars, by Cynthia Lord.  Girlfriends Read features books with strong girl characters, written for ages nine and up but with broad appeal. Meetings include lively discussion, book-related activities and snacks. Participants are welcome to attend solo or with a friend or family member. 

A Handful of Stars features twelve-year-old Lily, who meets a young Hispanic girl whose migrant family is in Maine for the blueberry-picking season. The two forge a friendship based on their mutual love of dogs and more, but in the days leading up to the local blueberry festival, they are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.  Cynthia Lord is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author who also wrote Rules, a Newbery Honor Book.

To register and get a copy of the book, stop at the Neenah Library youth desk, call for more information at 920-886-6335, or email us at [email protected].  Register early – space is limited, as are the number of books available for loan.

Girlfriends Read is made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library and by the Neenah Public Library Trust Fund.

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