Dive into the novel Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy with New-York Historical Society educators and author Gary D. Schmidt! Set in 1912 and based on a true story, the book charts the friendship between Turner Buckminster, a boy who's just moved to Phippsburg, Maine, and Lizzie Bright Griffin, a girl from Malaga Island, a community founded by formerly enslaved persons. After discovering that the town’s elders and Turner’s father are plotting to force the islanders to leave Malaga, Turner and Lizzie band together to try to save her community. Ages 9-12
About the Reading into History Family Book Club
Every month, families read a historical fiction or nonfiction book together at home and then attend a Book Club, where they share reactions to the book, interact with cool Museum artifacts and documents related to the story, and meet other history detectives and special guests, like authors Walter Dean Myers, Avi, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Jewell Parker Rhodes.
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