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May 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
May Humboldt Reads!
An enjoyable hour with an informal dinner and interactive book discussion!
Please join us for our May Humboldt Reads! It will be held on Thursday, May 16th, 5:30 pm, at Vinny’s BBQ in Dakota City, IA. Attendees pay for their meal choice, but no pre-registration or monthly commitment is required.
This month’s selection is Sleeping in My Jeans by Connie King Leonard.
“Sixteen-year old Mattie Rollins is homeless. Stuck living in the family’s beloved, beat-up station wagon with her mom and little sister, she is forced to grow up fast in a cold, new world. Spending her days struggling through high school and her nights afraid of what lurks outside the car, she still has hope for their future … until her mom disappears.
Stranded on the street with no money, a dying cell phone, and a frightened kid sister, Mattie must find the strength to locate her mom and bring her family back together, no matter the cost.
In her fearless debut novel, Connie King Leonard confronts the harsh realities of teenage homelessness and raises urgent questions about what it means to live – not just survive – in circumstances beyond your control.
“Page after page of unforgettable characters and a sobering heartfelt look at the sudden onset of childhood homelessness.” – Brenda Woods, Corretta Scott King Honor-winning author of The Red Rose Box.”
Attend Humboldt Reads! and you are welcome to a copy of the book by stopping in the library and requesting a copy after joining our discussion at Vinny’s.
If you have questions,
please call Julie Larsen
at the Humboldt Public Library.