GTMS Life > News October 15, 2020

Parent Book Club Meeting!

Thanks to everyone who shared input for our new Greene Towne Parent Book Club. The top genres of interest are Historical Fiction and Montessori Parenting.   Please join us for our first virtual meeting on Thursday, 11/19 at 8pm to discuss The Moor’s Account, a historical novel about the first African explorer.  Register Here Info from Amazon: **PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST** […]

Thanks to everyone who shared input for our new Greene Towne Parent Book Club. The top genres of interest are Historical Fiction and Montessori Parenting.

 

Please join us for our first virtual meeting on Thursday, 11/19 at 8pm to discuss The Moor’s Account, a historical novel about the first African explorer. 
Register Here

Info from Amazon:

**PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST**
**NOMINATED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE**
**WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD**

New York Times Notable Book
Wall Street Journal Top 10 Book of the Year
An NPR Great Read of 2014
Kirkus Best Fiction Book of the Year

In these pages, Laila Lalami brings us the imagined memoirs of the first black explorer of America: Mustafa al-Zamori, called Estebanico. The slave of a Spanish conquistador, Estebanico sails for the Americas with his master, Dorantes, as part of a danger-laden expedition to Florida. Within a year, Estebanico is one of only four crew members to survive.

As he journeys across America with his Spanish companions, the Old World roles of slave and master fall away, and Estebanico remakes himself as an equal, a healer, and a remarkable storyteller. His tale illuminates the ways in which our narratives can transmigrate into history—and how storytelling can offer a chance at redemption and survival.

 

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