Virtual Young Adult Program - Book Discussion - Other Words for Home

Tuesday, August 411:30 AM—12:30 PMVirtual ProgramOffsiteSee program description for location, Billerica, MA, 01821

Want to get a jump start on your school summer reading or just looking for something good to read?  Join teen librarian, Michelle, and middle school librarians Ms. Melaugh and Ms. Cabral, weekly, starting July 21st - August 18 at 11:30 to discuss the book Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga.  We'll read a few chapters at a time.  By the time we're done, you will have completed your school's summer reading!  

Not a Billerica middle school student?  It's okay.  Anyone in grades 6-8 is welcomed to join us.  

Registration is required.  I'll email a Zoom or Meets invite the day of the event.  Please use a valid email address.  Come to all or just a few of the discussions.  

Please pick up a copy of this book at the Billerica Public Library.  If no hard copies are available, this book will be available to download with no wait in Hoopla starting July 1st.


Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.
   At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of “Middle Eastern,” an identity she’s never known before.   But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is

*Newbery Honor Book Winner

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