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Westford Reads - Civil War Book Clubs for Kids Registration

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Sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford Reads is a community read initiative commemorating the Civil War. As part of this program, we are offering two book discussion clubs for kids in grades 4 and up. Register at the YS desk beginning Monday, January 14 and pick up a FREE copy of the book. Sign up is limited to 15 participants. 


Our fiction selection:


The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by W.R. Philbrick meets Wednesday, March 6 at 3 p.m.


In this Newbery Honor-winning page-turner, twelve-year-old orphan Homer runs away from Pine Swamp, Maine, to find his older brother, Harold, who has been sold into the Union Army. With laugh-aloud humor, Homer outwits and outruns a colorful assortment of civil War-era thieves, scallywags, and spies as he makes his way south, following clues that finally lead him to Gettysburg. Even through a hail of gunfire, Homer never loses heart--but will he find his brother? Or will it be too late?


Our non-fiction selection:


Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson meets Thursday, April 4 at 3 p.m.


Based on rare archival material, obscure trial manuscripts, and interviews with relatives of the conspirators and the manhunters, CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER is a fast-paced thriller about the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth: a wild twelve-day chase through the streets of Washington, D.C., across the swamps of Maryland, and into the forests of Virginia.

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