Monday, April 2, 2018

April Guys Read/Girls Read Book Clubs

Did you know that we have two parent/child book clubs every month at the Provo Library?  They are for children 9-12 and a parent/guardian and this month they will meet on April 24 (girls) and April 26 (guys). These will be the last book club events until the fall so be sure to preregister under the Kids Corner/Program Registration tab on the library website. We have two great books to discuss:


All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook
by Leslie Connor
HarperCollins, 2016. Fiction. 381 p.
Perry was born at the Blue River Minimum Security Correctional Facility when his inmate mother was still a teenager.  He has been allowed to live at the facility ever since because the warden is his official foster parent. Then, one day, a new district attorney discovers that he has been living at the facility and goes on a crusade to try to "free" him.  Perry loves being able to live with his mother, and has close friends among both the staff and the residents of the facility, so he is not happy when he gets taken away from them. With determination and the help of some friends, Perry searches for a way to be reunited with his mother again.


Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine
HarperCollins, 1997. Fiction. 232 p.
On the day of Ella's birth, the fairy Lucinda gave her the gift of obedience.  Ever since she has to do whatever anyone asks her to do.  Her mother has always protected Ella from those who might take advantage of her "gift" but when her mother dies, Ella goes on a quest to find Lucinda and break the spell. With the help of her fairy god mother, Ella faces ogres, giants, and her evil step sisters to try to find her own "happily ever after."

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