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On-site: Esther Newberg Social Justice Book Club (ESTY CLUB!)

March 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


This program will take place in our lower level program room. Masks are required for indoor programs.

Calling all changemakers in grades 5-8! Read prize-winning books celebrated by the Jane Addams Peace Association and come together once a month to discuss them. Be ready to hangout and talk! 

Online registration is required, and supplies are limited. Please register to ensure you will receive a ESTY Box, which includes a copy of the book to keep. Boxes are available for pick up beginning on February 15th. (You must register each month to receive a box.)

March Book: The Blackbird Girls by Ann Blackman (Sunday, 3/27/22 at 2 p.m.)
A poignant and timeless story of friendship that twines together moments in underexplored history. On a spring morning, neighbors Valentina Kaplan and Oksana Savchenko wake up to an angry red sky. A reactor at the nuclear power plant where their fathers work–Chernobyl–has exploded. Before they know it, the two girls, who’ve always been enemies, find themselves on a train bound for Leningrad to stay with Valentina’s estranged grandmother, Rita Grigorievna. In their new lives in Leningrad, they begin to learn what it means to trust another person. Oksana must face the lies her parents told her all her life. Valentina must keep her grandmother’s secret, one that could put all their lives in danger. And both of them discover something they’ve wished for: a best friend. But how far would you go to save your best friend’s life? Would you risk your own? Told in alternating perspectives among three girls–Valentina and Oksana in 1986 and Rifka in 1941–this story shows that hatred, intolerance, and oppression are no match for the power of true friendship.


March 27, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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John Jermain Memorial Library
201 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963 United States
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