Come discuss the American Revolution and amateur archaeology with author Adam Osterweil. We'll discuss the book, look at artifacts from the American Revolution, and learn how anyone can become a history detective.
About Cooper and the Enchanted Metal DetectorCooper and the Enchanted Metal Detector
Eleven-year-old Cooper lives with his mother in Elmira, New York. Their family struggles with loss, money, and a battle to save their home and the history of their community. Cooper's family's property (which also houses his mother's antiques shop) lies next to land on which the Battle of Newtown was fought during the American Revolution. With the help of a special metal detector named Decto, Cooper unearths treasures from our nation's roots and learns all about them. "A poignant coming-of-age story and history lesson rolled into one," says Kirkus Reviews.
About the Monthly Reading into History Book Club
Each month families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. Get ideas for discussion, ask authors questions, and visit the History Detectives blog! At the end of each month, families can attend a Book Wrap event where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum artifacts and documents related to the book, meet other history detectives, and even the authors! Past authors have included Walter Dean Myers, Neela Vaswani, and Donna Jo Napoli.
About the History Detectives blog
Hear from book club authors, find out about some do-it-yourself projects, and learn about all the cool stuff in the New-York Historical Society's collection at this blog for young historians! New content each week, this blog is written for parents and kids.