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Young Adult Mother/Daughter
Book Discussion Group

The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library sponsors a Young Adult Mother/Daughter Book Discussion Group that meets on a regular basis to give mothers and daughters an opportunity to read common books, to meet with other mothers and daughters, and to discuss these books. Some of the titles that have been discussed over the past years include: Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares; Split Image, by Mel Glenn; The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler; The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd; and Secrets of My Hollywood Life, by Jen Calonita.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things | Secrets of My Hollywood Life
Secrets of My Hollywood Life On Location


Secrets of My Hollywood Life On Location

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YA author Jen Calonita made an encore visit to speak to the Young Adult Mother/Daughter Discussion Group on Tuesday, August 7, 2007, about her second novel, Secrets of My Hollywood Life On Location. She spoke about the upcoming books in this series, plus other Hollywood news.
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Secrets of My Hollywood Life

 

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On Tuesday, March 20, 2007, the Young Adult Mother/Daughter Book Discussion Group met with Jen Calonita, author of Secrets of My Hollywood Life. Ms. Calonita spoke about her experiences as an editor at Teen People, some of the famous teen stars that she met, and background information about her novel. Her second novel in the series is being published in April 2007.
 
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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

On August 10, 2006, members of the Young Adult Mother/Daughter Book Discussion Group had the unique opportunity to meet and chat with Young Adult Author Carolyn Mackler at Alice's Tea Cup in Manhattan. Ms. Mackler discussed how she does research for her books, background stories about her book, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, and her writing career.

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Any girl in Grade 6 and up and her mother may join the group by contacting Assistant Director Ms. Eng.

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