Thu, Oct 19|
Kids Book Club with Samantha
Join Samantha for a discussion of the 1958 Newbery Award winning book, "The Witch of Blackbird Pond," by Elizabeth George Speare. The story takes place in late 17th-century New England as a girl, Kit, befriends a Quaker woman, Hannah, who lives at Blackbird Pond and is thought to be a witch.
Time & Location
Oct 19, 2023, 6:30 PM – Oct 20, 2023, 8:00 PM
Darien, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
About the event
Sixteen-year-old Kit Tyler is marked by suspicion and disapproval from the moment she arrives on the unfamiliar shores of colonial Connecticut in 1687. Alone and desperate, she has been forced to leave her beloved home on the island of Barbados and join a family she has never met. Torn between her quest for belonging and her desire to be true to herself, Kit struggles to survive in a hostile place. Just when it seems she must give up, she finds a kindred spirit. But Kit’s friendship with Hannah Tupper, believed by the colonists to be a witch, proves more taboo than she could have imagined and ultimately forces Kit to choose between her heart and her duty.
Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.
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Includes pizza and a lively discussion!$15.00+$0.38 service fee
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