Virtual Fiction Book Club @ Browsers
Thursday March 11 | 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us for the first virtual Browsers Bookclub on Thursday, March 11 at 6:00 PM PT. We are hoping to meet every month virtually until we can meet together again in person.
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This month we will be reading Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize.
Shuggie Bain is the unforgettable story of young Hugh "Shuggie" Bain, a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in run-down public housing in Glasgow, Scotland. A heartbreaking story of addiction, sexuality, and love, Shuggie Bain is an epic portrayal of a working-class family that is rarely seen in fiction.
Corinna Luyken with Jennifer LaGarde
Sunday March 21 | 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Join us for a virtual conversation with writer and illustrator Corinna Luyken and librarian extraordinaire Jennifer LaGarde on Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 PM as we celebrate the release of The Tree in Me.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdO-qqjgiGtemTqT17Lvxw73Q9lXdnXB5
Preorder the signed copy of the book and receive a handmade bookmark!
A stunning and sensitive portrait of the strength within each of us and the nourishment we receive from the natural world, by the New York Times bestselling creator of the acclaimed My Heart and The Book of Mistakes.
Through poetic text and exquisite illustrations of children reveling in nature, this picture book explores the various ways we as human beings are strong, creative, and connected to others. Each of us is like a tree, with roots and fruit, and an enduring link to everything else in nature. "The tree in me is strong. It bends in the wind, and has roots that go deep . . . to where other roots reach up toward their own trunk-branch-crown and sky."
As Corinna Luyken did in her award-winning My Heart, she again provides an invigorating conversation-starter that contains a world of truths--about self-esteem, community, and living a meaningful life.
Corinna Luyken is the author-illustrator of The Tree in Me; as well as the NY Times bestseller, My Heart; and The Book of Mistakes, which received four starred reviews and has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and more. She is also the illustrator of Nothing in Common, written by Kate Hoefler; Adrian Simcox Does Not Have A Horse, written by Marcy Campbell; Weird Little Robots, written by Carolyn Crimi; and Something Good (fall 2021) also written by Marcy Campbell. She lives near the Salish Sea; in Olympia, WA with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages) discern fact from fiction in the information they consume. A huge fan of YA Literature, Jennifer currently lives, works, reads and drinks lots of coffee in Olympia, Washington. Follow her adventures at www.librarygirl.net or on Twitter @jenniferlagarde.