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Reading Into History Wrap: Same Sun Here

Family Program
Reading Into History Wrap: Same Sun Here
Sun, November 4th, 2012 |
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Free with Museum admission

Recommended for children ages 9 - 12

Read Same Sun Here and come to the Barbara K. Lipman Library for this special event. Author Neela Vaswani will join us! Family participants will discuss the book, ask Neela questions, and see election-related objects from the New-York Historical Society's collection.

About Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani

River and Meena seem like they would have nothing in common; River is the son of a Kentucky coal miner, and Meena is an Indian-American girl living in New York City's Chinatown. They begin a friendship as pen pals and, even though their cultures and hometowns are worlds apart, realize they have much to learn from each other. Despite their differences, they live under the same sun.

About 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 objects and documents related to the story, and meet other historical fiction fans!

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 ages 8 and up.

Creative: Tronvig Group