Events Calendar

Friday, March 6, 2020

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Friday, March 6, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm

The March meet-up of the Young Readers Society: Littles Chapter will be held on Friday, March 6th, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The Littles Chapter is for readers in 2nd and 3rd grade (ask us about past book selections and content).

The February book selection is Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business, by Rebel Girls

Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.

Summary of Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business:

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a story based on the life of Madam C.J. Walker: America’s first female self-made millionaire.

Sarah is the first person in her family who wasn’t born into slavery in Delta, Louisiana. But being free doesn’t mean that Sarah doesn’t have to work. She cooks, she cleans, she picks cotton, she does laundry, and she babysits. And when she works, she wraps up her hair.

One day, Sarah’s hair starts to fall out! It’s itchy, crunchy, patchy, and won’t grow. Instead of giving up, Sarah searches for the right products. And then she invents something better than any shampoo or hair oil she’s used before. Her hair grows and grows! That’s when she decides to rebrand herself as “Madam C.J. Walker,” and begins her business empire.

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business is the story of a leader in the hair care industry, but it’s also an inspiring tale about the importance of empowering women to become economically independent.

Includes additional text on Madam C.J. Walker’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to teach entrepreneurship.

Recommended age range: 7 to 10

Madam C.J. Walker Builds a Business (A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book) Cover Image
 
 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm

The March meet-up of the Young Readers Society: Kids Chapter will be held on Friday, March 6th, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

The Kids Chapter is readers in 3rd to 5th grade (ask us about past book selections and content).

The March book selection is Winnie's Great War, by Lindsay Mattick & Josh Greenhut

Young Readers Society Members get 20% OFF monthly Book Club selections using Coupon Code YRS20, plus other surprise special offers.

Summary of Winnie's Great War,

From the creative team behind the bestselling, Caldecott Medal -- winning Finding Winnie comes an extraordinary wartime adventure seen through the eyes of the world's most beloved bear.


Here is a heartwarming imagining of the real journey undertaken by the extraordinary bear who inspired Winnie-the-Pooh. From her early days with her mama in the Canadian forest, to her remarkable travels with the Veterinary Corps across the country and overseas, and all the way to the London Zoo where she met Christopher Robin Milne and inspired the creation of the world's most famous bear, Winnie is on a great war adventure.

This beautifully told story is a triumphant blending of deep research and magnificent imagination. Infused with Sophie Blackall's irresistible renderings of an endearing bear, the book is also woven through with entries from Captain Harry Colebourn's real wartime diaries and contains a selection of artifacts from the Colebourn Family Archives. The result is a one-of-a-kind exploration into the realities of war, the meaning of courage, and the indelible power of friendship, all told through the historic adventures of one extraordinary bear.

Recommended age range: 8 to 12

Winnie's Great War Cover Image