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Community Read: When the World Was Ours Book Club

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Book Clubs

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All Ages
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Program Description

Event Description

Join us for the Community Read as we discuss the award-winning book When the World Was Ours by Liz Kessler. When the World Was Ours tells the story of three young friends whose fates are intertwined during the devastation of the Holocaust. Three young friends—Leo, Elsa, and Max—spend a perfect day together, unaware that around them Europe is descending into a growing darkness and that they will soon be cruelly ripped apart from one another.

While this book is a middle grade book, this book club is for all ages. A perfect opportunity for families, friends, or individuals to come together to discuss and reflect. After registering, come to the Downtown Library to pick up your copy. E-books are also available through Libby. 

This book club is in conjunction with the Americans and the Holocaust traveling exhibit that will be on display at the Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library (300 Park Ave) from January 5-February 12. The traveling exhibit is presented by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.