Hello there, Bookworms! Here I am, your no-longer-crippled president, with your meeting minutes! And the crowd goes wild...
Our Last Meeting
Yay! Our first meeting of the school year was a success. Or at least, I thought so. We discussed The Running Dream, selected by Julia, and had a fabulous photoshoot.
Our Next Meeting
For our next meeting, we'll be reading Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall. The meeting will be hosted by Lila, and we will meet at her house on Saturday, October 8th, from 3:00 to 5:00. I hope y'all appreciate the extended time so we have more opportunities for FUN! Here's the summary:
Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt’s capitol city of Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima’s servitude—but her journey to true freedom was far from over.
A volunteer at her local police department since she was a teenager, Shyima is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage. Now a US citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and intends to one day become an immigration officer. In HIDDEN GIRL, Shyima candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances and brings vital awareness to a timely and relevant topic.
Hope to see you there!
~ Prez Grace
Our Next Meeting
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