Award Winners Book Club: The Parker Inheritance

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Kids , Teens
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Allowed Ages: 9 to 13

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Community homeschoolers ages 9-13 are welcome to join this bi-monthly, in person book club! Each participant will receive a copy of the selected award winning book to borrow and read in advance of our meeting. We will then meet in our Thaler/Howell Programming room for discussion and a related activity! Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. You will be notified when your copy is available to pick up by curbside or in lobby pickup. 

For our December meeting we will be reading The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. The Parker Inheritance won the 2019 Coretta Scott King Honor Award. It was also selected as a Best Book of 2018 by Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and School Library Journal. “A compelling mystery and a powerful commentary on identity, passing, and sacrifice.”  — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review.

When Candice finds a letter in an old attic in Lambert, South Carolina, she isn’t sure she should read it. It’s addressed to her grandmother, who left the town in shame. But the letter describes a young woman. An injustice that happened decades ago. A mystery enfolding the letter-writer. And the fortune that awaits the person who solves the puzzle. So with the help of Brandon Jones, the quiet boy across the street, she begins to decipher the clues. The challenge will lead them deep into Lambert’s history, full of ugly deeds, forgotten heroes, and one great love; and deeper into their own families, with their own unspoken secrets. Can they find the fortune and fulfill the letter’s promise before the answers slip into the past yet again? - From the Publisher