VIRTUAL - Middle Grade Book Club with Jess Redman

Start: 
Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
Location: 

We will be discussing QUINTESSENCE by Jess Redman and will be joined by the author herself for a fun discussion.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. Please register for the meeting here.


How It Works:

1. Purchase a copy of the chosen book from the store for your middle grader.

2. Middle grader reads the book!

3. Tune into the meeting on Saturday, August 29 at 3pm for a book club discussion with fellow readers, facilitated by our Children’s Programming Director, Joy.

Parents are welcome as well, but the focus will be on letting our young readers discuss their opinions of the book and its story. Books are available for purchase in the store or online.


More about QUINTESSENCE: 

Quintessence is an extraordinary story from Jess Redman about friendship, self-discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.

Find the Elements. Grow the Light. Save the Starling.

Three months ago, twelve-year-old Alma moved to the town of Four Points. Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven’t stopped—even though she’s told her parents that they have. She’s homesick and friendless and every day she feels less and less like herself.

But one day she finds a telescope in the town’s junk shop, and through its lens, she watches a star—a star that looks like a child—fall from the sky and into her backyard. Alma knows what it’s like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and she knows that it’s up to her to save the star. And so, with the help of some unlikely new friends from Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of science, a little bit of magic, and her whole self.

This title has Common Core connections.


More about JESS REDMAN:

Jess Redman is a therapist and psychology teacher. She currently lives in Florida with her husband, two young children, and an old cat named Soul Pie. The Miraculous is her debut novel.

Quintessence Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780374309763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - July 28th, 2020