Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine, email@example.com, 202-707-1950.
It is 1962 and eleven year old Franny Chapman is worried about her friendship with best friend Margie, why her teacher, Mrs. Rodriguez doesn't call on her to read aloud, her older sister Jo Ellen's mysterious new friends, and what will happen if the Soviet Union strikes the United States with nuclear missiles. Told with gentleness and good humor, Franny's story is enriched by images and words taken from the period, which provide a real sense of the times.
Tough and practical Turtle finds a family she never knew she had—including her boy cousins Beans, Kermit, and Buddy—and discovers a lost treasure in this funny and moving tale set in Key West during 1935. Becca Battoe captures Turtle's distinctive voice perfectly in the audio version.