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Finding Hope: Contemporary Middle Grade Novels

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When:November 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm


Oregon Historical Society (Tim & Mary Boyle Stage)
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland, Oregon 97205

On opposite sides of the world, two twelve-year-old girls find kindness and hope in trying times, and learn the meaning of family. In Karen Rivers’ A Possibility of Whales, Nat’s questions about her mother, who left when she was a baby, lead her on a journey of self-discovery thanks to her friends, family, and a chance encounter with a whale. Nadia and her family search for safety after they are forced to flee their home in Aleppo, Syria at the beginning of the Arab Spring in N. H. Senzai’s Escape from Aleppo. Moderated by Jennifer Studebaker of Multnomah County Library.

Attendees 17 years of age and younger and/or with valid high school ID enjoy free admission to the festival. Advance 2018 Portland Book Festival passes available now.