CLCSC Virtual Book Club - June
Private Virtual Event
Children's Literature Council of Southern California
Every two months we will meet virtually and discuss books by Southern California authors and illustrators.
First, we will start with an ice breaker picture book, then continue with a young adult novel or a middle grade novel.
This book club is open to everyone, but space is limited. Priority is given to CLCSC members, then non-members if there is space.
Our first meeting is Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm. You can sign up for the discussion using the form here by June 15, 2021.
Once you have signed up, you should receive the email with the link to the meeting about a day before the book club.
Confirmed book club members will also receive a coupon code to purchase books with 20% off.
We are so excited to be sharing our love of youth literature and hope to see you there!
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Fans of historical fiction will delight in this supremely researched and articulated account of the 1913 copper mine strike in Upper Michigan town of Calumet. Vividly told, you'll bond with "Big Annie" who led the Women's Auxillary of the union and persevered under extremely harsh conditions -- brutal weather, brutal food shortages, brutal work requirements and cultural norms. The character of the unforgiving, and unyielding James MacNaughton is so similar to "It's A Wonderful Life"'s Mr. Potter, you pray for him to get his comeuppance. Ah, good reader, be prepared for the sad truths in this historic action which ultimately pushed social mores of the time to give workers better wages and working conditions. Read the afterwords from the author to learn more about this fascinating glimpse of labor relations history. Highly recommended. - reviewed by Maureen