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Lit Talks with Regina: "The Glass Sentence"

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

In the late 1800s, hand-charted maps reliably lead to travels, voyages, and journeys, but as young Sophia Tims discovers, adventure can be either desirable or entirely unwanted. Hear Regina tell the story of "The Glass Sentence" by S. E. Grove as she reads an excerpt on Wednesday, February 3 at 5:00 p.m. at Bank Street Book Store.

Join the conversation every Wednesday in February for Regina's always entertaining and engaging dramatic readings.

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$8.99
ISBN: 9780142423660
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - June 16th, 2015

Lit Talk Feature: "Climbing the Stairs" by Padma Venkatraman

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Historical fiction is the theme of December's lit talks, and on Wednesday, December 30, Regina presents "Climbing the Stairs" by Padma Venkatraman. The book introduces readers to Vidya, a 15-year-old girl who yearns for an education, but in British-occupied India during World War II, this is not easy -- and it is not the norm. Her desire to attend college forces her to confront India's politics and policies at a time when people (including her own family) struggle with their own self-identification. Middle-school readers and their families are welcome to listen and participate.

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780142414903
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - February 4th, 2010

Lit Talk Feature: "Last of the Spirits" by Chris Priestly

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Historical fiction is the theme of December's lit talks, and on Wednesday, December 23 Regina presents "Last of the Spirits" by Chris Priestly. This twist on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" introduces Sam and Lizzie, two cold, hungry children begging on the streets of London. When a man harshly turns down their request for a small kindness, they resolve to seek revenge by killing him. However, a ghostly figure soon appears to warn Sam of the past, present, and future consequences of such a grievous act. The story is full of heart, mystery, and spirit -- all especially appropriate in this Christmas re-telling. Middle-school readers and their families are welcome to listen and participate.

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781408854136
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Published: Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books - June 16th, 2015

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By Charles Dickens, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061650994
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Published: Balzer & Bray/Harperteen - September 22nd, 2009

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