"A Girl Named Disaster" Lit Talk with Regina


A survival story of a young girl's travels from Mozambique to Zimbabwe, "A Girl Named Disaster" by Nancy Farmer introduces readers to a traditional African village, including its people and places. Nhamo is fleeing an unwanted arranged marriage when she goes in search of the father she has never met.

Nhamo's journey to safety lasts an entire year and requires the kind of bravery she doesn't think she possesses. But her struggles bring her closer to a life she seeks while acknowledging a heritage she ultimately embraces. 

Her understanding of middle-grade themes has made Regina our resident lit talk expert at Bank Street Bookstore.

Enjoy Regina's dramatic readings every Sunday at 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. throughout the month of November. Books are introduced on Sunday and reviewed/continued on Wednesday.  

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
610 W 112th St
10025 New York
A Girl Named Disaster Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545356626
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 1st, 2012

Esperanza Rising Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439120425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 1st, 2002

The Birchbark House Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786814541
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 13th, 2002

Because of Winn-Dixie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763644321
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 10th, 2009

Chains (Seeds of America Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416905868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

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