March 2 - 14, 2012Time:
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
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Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096
Wednesday, March 14 • 12:45 PM
We will be discussing the book
Room by Emma Donaghue.
Next month’s book selection is The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow.
Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I., becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy after a fateful morning on their Chicago rooftop. Forced to move to a new city, with her strict African American grandmother as her guardian, Rachel is thrust for the first time into a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring a constant stream of attention her way. It’s there, as she grows up and tries to swallow her grief, that she comes to understand how the mystery and tragedy of her mother might be connected to her own uncertain identity. This searing and heart wrenching portrait of a young biracial girl dealing with society’s ideas of race and class is the winner of the Bellwether Prize for best fiction manuscript addressing issues of social justice
The next Book Club Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 4, at 12:45 PM.