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Virtual Tween Fantasy Book Club: The Barren Grounds

Fan of children’s fantasy books? Join them as they explore a different middle grade fantasy novel each month. Ages 9 to 12 and their adults.

About this event

Join them for a discussion of The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson.

Jacket description: “Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in at school and at their new home — until they find a secret place, walled off in an unfinished attic bedroom. A portal opens to another reality, Askí, bringing them onto frozen, barren grounds, where they meet Ochek (Fisher). The only hunter supporting his starving community, Misewa, Ochek welcomes the human children, teaching them traditional ways to survive. But as the need for food becomes desperate, they embark on a dangerous mission. Accompanied by Arik, a sassy Squirrel they catch stealing from the trapline, they try to save Misewa before the icy grip of winter freezes everything — including them.”

Available in print and streaming audiobook formats at Austin Public Library.

PLEASE NOTE: The Tween Fantasy Book Club is for kids ages 9 – 12 yo, and their adults, who are interested in reading fantasy books for children.

Please register on Eventbrite to attend. Using your registration info, your program moderator will email you an invitation to this virtual event.

Registration for this event will close on November 15, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

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** For adults interested in young adult fiction, please check Austin Public Library’s Events Calendar for the next Virtual YA for Adults Book Club.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 5:30 - 6:30 pm