Don't Read This Book Club

Event Date
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, 6/25/2024
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Don't Read This Book Club

Join us as we discuss Sold by Patricia McCormick Some copies of the book are available at the front desk.

Don't Read This Book Club is for anyone who wants to discuss books that are being challenged and banned across the country. This book club is open to youth and adults.

The powerful, poignant, bestselling National Book Award finalist gives voice to a young girl robbed of her childhood yet determined to find the strength to triumph.

Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family.

He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.