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Kids’ Book Club: Turtle in Paradise – Bemidji
April 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us in April for our discussion of Jennifer L. Holm’s “Turtle in Paradise”: 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple. She’s smart and tough and has seen enough of the world not to expect a Hollywood ending. After all, it’s 1935 and jobs, money, and sometimes even dreams are scarce. So when Turtle’s mama gets a job housekeeping for a lady who doesn’t like kids, Turtle says goodbye without a tear and heads off to Key West, Florida to live with relatives she’s never met. Florida’s like nothing Turtle’s ever seen before though. It’s hot and strange, full of rag tag boy cousins, family secrets, scams, and even buried pirate treasure! Before she knows what’s happened, Turtle finds herself coming out of the shell she’s spent her life building, and as she does, her world opens up in the most unexpected ways.
This book club is designed for kids ages 10-13. Call or stop by the library to reserve your copy of April’s book.