January 18, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Challenge yourself to honor and reflect on Martin Luther King Jr's legacy. Prepare by reading Dear Martin by Nic Stone, multiple copies available in the Teen Area; come to chat about how the book reflects on current events.
Use this opportunity to set the tone for the upcoming year, by starting a letter or journal, to MLK Jr. or yourself.

For teens in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18).

Registration is suggested: sign up below, in person, or by phone at (860) 344-8479.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Russell Library.

About the book: Justyce McAllister is a good kid, an honor student, and always there to help a friend, but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. Despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.