Book Discussion Group

Tweens and Teens, join us for some lively discussion and fun activities centered around Andrea Davis Pinkney's book "The Red Pencil."

Participants are to read the book ahead of time in order to have a discussion about what happens in the book.

Students can register for this group at the Reference Desk, call 920-967-3690, or email us at

Copies of the book will be set aside specifically for group members.

The group will meet in the Activity Room located on the lower level.

Book description:

The powerful story of one girl's triumphant journey, inspired by true tales of life in Sudan.
Life in Amira's peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when Janjaweed attackers arrive, unleashing unspeakable horrors. After losing nearly everything, Amira needs to find the strength to make the long journey on foot to safety at a refugee camp. She begins to lose hope, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind -- and all kinds of possibilities.

Publishers Weekly -  "Pinkney faces war's horrors head on, yet also conveys a sense of hope and promise."

All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm