Tween Book Club: Catherine, Called Birdy

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Kids
Registration for this event will be open from September 12, 2022 @ 10:00am to October 12, 2022 @ 3:45pm.
Allowed Ages: 9 to 13

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About this event:

Children ages 9-13 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club.  In October we will be reading Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman. Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and reserve a copy of the book to borrow. Pick up either via curbside or in lobby pick-up. Book Club will meet via Zoom. Participants are welcome to bring suggestions for future books or genres to read together!

Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man—any rich man, no matter how awful. But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call—by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all. Unfortunately, he is also the richest. Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an ill-mannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father? Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it! Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year—the year 1290. - From the Publisher