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Free Virtual KidsReading Club: The Jumbies

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Saturday, 1:00 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST October 23, 2021

Online via Zoom

Get ready for Halloween with a book discussion of Tracey Baptiste’s The Jumbies for kids ages 9-12. Corinne La Mer isn’t afraid of anything – until the night she finds herself in a dark forest, shining yellow eyes watching her. Are the Jumbies hiding, just waiting for their moment to claim her island home? It’s a riveting read based in Caribbean myth and folklore that you won’t forget . . . and that may keep you looking more closely at the shadows.

Part of The Center for Fiction’s KidsRead program, which annually serves 2,500 students from under-resourced New York City Public Schools with author-led reading and writing events. 

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    Rosemary Kiladitis

    Rosemary Kiladitis

    Rosemary Kiladitis is a librarian with Queens Public Library with a background in publishing. She holds an MLIS from San Jose State University, with a concentration in Children’s Librarianship, and blogs children’s and YA book reviews at her blog, MomReadIt. She loves connecting the right kid with the right book and watching the magic happen and dreams of world domination through story time. Rosemary lives in Queens, New York, with her husband and an assortment of kids and pets.