LOCATION | IN-PERSON: PHOENIX & TEMPE
Calling all tweens! Club Read is back in person! Kids ages 8-12 will meet monthly* at Changing Hands at 2pm to discuss the current book selection and earn points toward cool prizes from great books to Changing Hands gift cards.
We'll be discussing Northwind by Gary Paulsen for February's meeting and reveal the next Club Read selection!
*Masks are required.
ABOUT THE BOOK
This stunning novel from the survival story master, set along a rugged coastline centuries ago, does for the ocean what Hatchet does for the woods, as it relates the story of a young person’s battle to stay alive against the odds, where the high seas meet a coastal wilderness.
When a deadly plague reaches the small fish camp where he lives, an orphan named Leif is forced to take to the water in a cedar canoe. He flees northward, following a wild, fjord-riven shore, navigating from one danger to the next, unsure of his destination. Yet the deeper into his journey he paddles, the closer he comes to his truest self as he connects to “the heartbeat of the ocean . . . the pulse of the sea.” With hints of Nordic mythology and an irresistible narrative pull, Northwind is Gary Paulsen at his captivating, adventuresome best.
WHAT IS CLUB READ?
Great books, prize giveaways, author visits and more — it's all part of our free Club Read program for kids, and you're invited! We meet once a month to discuss a book, do some fun activities, and have a great time. Sign up today (it's free!) and start earning points towards all kinds of cool prizes. More info »