Reading Into History Book Club

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November 04, 2012


DiMenna Children's History Museum at New-York Historical Society

Upper West Side


Free with admission: $15 adults; $12 teachers and seniors; $10 students; $5 kids ages 5-13; free kids 4 and younger

Description: Each month families read a historical fiction book and participate in on-line discussions with authors, educators, and other families. At the end of each month families can attend a Book Wrap event, where they will share reactions to the book, see cool museum objects and documents related to the story, and meet other historical fiction fans.

This month's book is "Same Sun Here" by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. River and Meena seem like they would have nothing in common; River is the son of a Kentucky coal miner, and Meena is an Indian-American girl living in New York City's Chinatown. They begin a friendship as pen pals and, even though their cultures and hometowns are worlds apart, realize they have much to learn from each other. Despite their differences, they live under the same sun.

Address: 170 Central Park West
Upper West Side, NY 10024
Phone: 212-485-9293