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Middle Grade Book Club: The List
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you in grades 6-8 and love to read? Then you should join our Middle Grade Book Club!
The Middle Grade Book Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 6:15-7pm.
For our January meeting we will be discussing The List by Patricia Forde.
In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. Speak outside the approved lexicon and face banishment. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta, the keepers and archivists of all language in their post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world.
On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted to Wordsmith, charged with collecting and saving words. But when she uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language and rob Ark’s citizens of their power of speech, she realizes that it’s up to her to save not only words, but culture itself.
For a copy of the book, just check out the display in the Teen Space! Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library.