The Concord Free Public Library will host a workshop with Newbery honor winning author Rajani LaRocca on Friday, April 22 at 3:30pm at the Main Library. The workshop is geared for children ages 9 years and up. Learn about the inspiration for her book Red, White, and Whole (Quill Tree Books/HarperCollins, 2/2021) and her path to
writing it, from her childhood to the present day. Get inspired to tell your own stories and know that we all belong!
Red, White, and Whole is a heart-breaking, yet hopeful middle grade novel-in-verse about 13-year-old Reha, who is torn between two worlds: school, where she’s the only Indian American student, and home, with her family’s traditions and holidays. Reha learns that her mother is very ill and she is determined to be the perfect daughter and help her mother heal.
Red, White, and Whole won the Newbery Honor and has received multiple starred reviews. It is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, a Spring 2021 Indie Next Top Ten Title, a BookPage Best Middle Grade of 2021, and the winner of the 2021 New England Book Award.
This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.
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