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Virtual Book Club: May 2024

Virtual Book Club: June 2024

Join us as we discuss "How High the Moon," a children's chapter book by Karyn Parsons!

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Virtual Book Club: June 2024
Virtual Book Club: June 2024

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Jun 23, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Virtual Book Club: May 2024

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***This event has been changed to June 23, 2024 at 7pm in order to allow for Mrs. Parsons to join the discussion over Zoom!***

Get mobilized with SCAD and the SC Christian Action Council with our  Virtual Book Club! Our June selection is "How High the Moon" by Karen Parsons. This book is a middle-grade childrens book, so we encourage you to read along with middle-grade children! 

Bring your favorite beverage as we discuss this timely book. You are not required to read the book for the event and are encouraged to purchase the book at your local bookseller or borrow it from your local library!

Book Summary:

To Kill a Mockingbird meets One Crazy Summer in this powerful, bittersweet debut about one girl's journey to reconnect with her mother and learn the truth about her father in the tumultuous times of the Jim Crow South. 

 "Timely, captivating, and lovely. So glad this book is in the world." 

—Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming 

In the small town of Alcolu, South Carolina, in 1944, 12-year-old Ella spends her days fishing and running around with her best friend Henry and cousin Myrna. But life is not always so sunny for Ella, who gets bullied for her light skin tone and whose mother is away pursuing a jazz singer dream in Boston.  So Ella is ecstatic when her mother invites her to visit for Christmas. Little does she expect the truths she will discover about her mother, the father she never knew and her family's most unlikely history.  And after a life-changing month, she returns South and is shocked by the news that her schoolmate George has been arrested for the murder of two local white girls.  Bittersweet and eye-opening, How High the Moon is a timeless novel about a girl finding herself in a world all but determined to hold her down.

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