Family Book Club: Meet Ami Polonsky

Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Threads, by Ami Polonsky, plus meet the author at this special family book club at the Wilmette Public Library!  Copies of her work will be availabe for check-out, and also for purchase.  Here at The Book Stall, we love Ami's work!  This event is free, but registration is required. Registration opens Tuesday, July 10 2018 at 9:00 AM at the library's website.

To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help! 

The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman's department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola. By that day, thirteen-year-old Yuming has lost hope that the note she stashed in the purse will ever be found. She may be stuck sewing in the pale pink factory outside of Beijing forever.  Clara grows more and more convinced that she was meant to find Yuming's note. Lola would have wanted her to do something about it. But how can Clara talk her parents, who are also in mourning, into going on a trip to China? 
Finally the time comes when Yuming weighs the options, measures the risk, and attempts a daring escape. 

The lives of two girls--one American, and one Chinese--intersect like two soaring kites in this story about loss, hope, and recovery. 

Ami Polonsky (www.amipolonsky.com) is a reading and writing tutor, mother to two young children, and author, among other things. A former Language Arts teacher and literacy coach, she remains passionate about guiding children toward a love of books and helping create lifetime readers. Ami lives outside of Chicago with her family. 

Event date: 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091
Threads Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484746905
Availability: On Our Shelves Now....best to call before coming in to pick up.
Published: Disney-Hyperion - November 1st, 2016

To Whom It May Concern: Please, we need help
The day twelve-year-old Clara finds a desperate note in a purse in Bellman's department store, she is still reeling from the death of her adopted sister, Lola.