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Have a snack, do an activity and discuss one of the nominees as we read our way through the 2023 Middle School Nutmeg Books. Are you already a Nutmeg Reader? Attend Nutmeg Book Club to earn your badge without taking the quiz! For children in grades 6-8, younger grades are eligible to attend if they get permission from Meghan or Ms. Sarah. Free; Registration is required.
Our December selection is Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh.
Fourteen-year-old Ahmed is stuck in a city that wants nothing to do with him. Newly arrived in Brussels, Belgium, Ahmed fled a life of uncertainty and suffering in Aleppo, Syria, only to lose his father on the perilous journey to the shores of Europe. Now Ahmed’s struggling to get by on his own, but with no one left to trust and nowhere to go, he’s starting to lose hope.
Then he meets Max, a thirteen-year-old American boy from Washington, D.C. Lonely and homesick, Max is struggling at his new school and just can’t seem to do anything right. But with one startling discovery, Max and Ahmed’s lives collide and a friendship begins to grow. Together, Max and Ahmed will defy the odds, learning from each other what it means to be brave and how hope can change your destiny.
Inclement weather policy: If Canton schools or afterschool activities are cancelled for weather-related reasons, so too are events for teens and children at the Canton Public Library. The library is often still open, please contact us with questions or concerns at 860.693.5800.