We invite young readers, ages 10-14, to join us on Tuesday, August 6 from 3:30- 4:30 pm in the Library’s Story Garden for the next installment of our book club.
We will be getting to know each other, making a craft and talking about the book, “Short” by Holly Goldberg Sloan.
Books are available for check out from the Library or you may bring your own personal copy.
Library programs are free & open to the public. For more information, please call the Library at 315-655-9322.
Summary from Amazon.com:
Julia is very short for her age, but by the end of the summer run of The Wizard of Oz, she’ll realize how big she is inside, where it counts. She hasn’t ever thought of herself as a performer, but when the wonderful director of Oz casts her as a Munchkin, she begins to see herself in a new way. As Julia becomes friendly with the poised and wise Olive—one of the adults with dwarfism who’ve joined the production’s motley crew of Munchkins—and with her deeply artistic neighbor, Mrs. Chang, Julia’s own sense of self as an artist grows. Soon, she doesn’t want to fade into the background—and it’s a good thing, because her director has more big plans for Julia!
Bubbling over with humor and tenderness, this is an irresistible story of self-discovery and of the role models who forever change us.