2022 Pelham Reads! Book Choice

2022 Pelham Reads! Book Choice

The Friends of the Pelham Library are excited to announce the 2022 Pelham Reads! Book Choice is

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

The Library has copies of this book available for pick up at the Circulation Desk.

Pledge to read the book and get bonus points for Summer Reading. Stop by the Reference Desk to learn more.

A Newbery Medal winner, Flora & Ulysses is a funny and endearing story about a girl named Flora and a squirrel named Ulysses, who develops powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry!

Add Flora & Ulysses to your summer reading list and then join us the weekend of October 1st for our biennial Pelham Reads! Celebration. Activities will include: arts & crafts; an essay contest; a movie viewing at The Picture House; activities at Pelham Art Center; and more!

*A note to adults who are thinking, “Do I really want to read a children’s novel?” Yes, yes, you do! Take it from novelist Ann Patchett who wrote the following in The New York Times about Kate DiCamillo’s work: “Not only are the books beautifully written, the stories have gorgeous arcs. They twist in ways you never see coming and do not shy away from despair or joy or strangeness…So maybe you don’t have children, or they’re not small or not in the house. It doesn’t matter. Read them anyway. Maybe you do have children and you can read these books together as a family. My point is this: Don’t miss out. Do not make the mistake I nearly made and fail to read them because you are under the misconception that they are not for you. They are for you.”

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