Good Trouble Jr. Book Club

WHEN: Monday, December 20, 4:30 – 5:10 PM
WHERE: Dog-Eared Books loft

The Good Trouble Jr. Book Club will be hosted every third Monday of the month.

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” – Congressman & civil rights activist John Lewis

Not only are books fun, but some stories can also help us learn how to think about injustice, use our voices–and be good troublemakers! Join Tanvi and Trinity to chat about The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.

In the nineteenth century, The Birchbark House, is a story seen through the eyes of the spirited, 7-year-old Ojibwa girl Omakayas, or Little Frog, so named because her first step was a hop. The sole survivor of a smallpox epidemic on Spirit Island, Omakayas, then only a baby girl, was rescued by a fearless woman named Tallow and welcomed into an Ojibwa family on Lake Superior’s Madeline Island, the Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker. We follow Omakayas and her adopted family through a cycle of four seasons in 1847, including the winter, when a historically documented outbreak of smallpox overtook the island.

Omakayas is an intense, strong, likable character to whom young readers will fully relate–from her mixed emotions about her siblings, to her discovery of her unique talents, to her devotion to her pet crow Andeg, to her budding understanding of death, life, and her role in the natural world.

Please don’t let financial hardship be a barrier! Let us know if you need help purchasing your copy. The Good Trouble Jr. Book Club is for students who have completed grades 3 – 5. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is required to participate in the Good Trouble Jr. book club. Seats are limited to 8 participants; save your seat today! 

Dates and books for upcoming Good Trouble Jr. Book Club gatherings:

December 20 at 4:30 PM The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich

Good Trouble Jr. Book Club will return Summer 2022!