Not Your Kid’s Book Club: “Lovely War” by Julie Berry
November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it’s no match for the transcendent power of Love.
Parents, writers, educators, and children’s book enthusiasts welcome! Hosted by children’s author, Sheela Chari. Please register ahead of time by emailing Sheela at firstname.lastname@example.org. All discussions run 1-2 pm on the dates listed above at Shaarei Tikvah, 46 Fox Meadow Road, Scarsdale.
Sheela Chari is the author of the forthcoming “Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel” (Candlewick, 2020), “Finding Mighty”, and “Vanished”, which was shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery. She teaches creative writing at Mercy College. Visit her at www.sheelachari.com.