Secret Garden Books is bringing award winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes to View Ridge! Our 4th & 5th graders have been invited to hear her presentation on her newest novel, Black Brother, Black Brother on Friday, March 13th. This powering coming-of-age story is about two brothers, one who presents as white, the other as black, and the ways in which they are forced to navigate the world, all while training for a fencing competition.
Many of our students were also able to watch Ghost Boys, the adapted play put on by Ms. Flaherty last spring. This modern novel begins after a 7th grader, Jerome, is shot by a white police officer. Jerome observes that aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys in this heartbreaking and powerful story.
If you would like to purchase these books, or more by Ms. Rhodes, and get them autographed please stop by the library for an order form, or print this and return it to the View Ridge library – Jewell Parker Rhodes
Amy Young & Secret Garden Books