Fresh Voices Bookclub
We'll be discussing Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan.
Sunflower is an only child, and when her father is sent to the rural Cadre School, she has to go with him. Her father is an established artist from the city and finds his new life of physical labor and endless meetings exhausting. Sunflower is lonely and longs to play with the local children in the village across the river. When her father tragically drowns, Sunflower is taken in by the poorest family in the village, a family with a son named Bronze. Until Sunflower joins his family, Bronze was an only child, too, and hasn't spoken a word since he was traumatized by a terrible fire. Bronze and Sunflower become inseparable, understanding each other as only the closest friends can. Translated from Mandarin, the story meanders gracefully through the challenges that face the family, creating a timeless story of the trials of poverty and the power of love and loyalty to overcome hardship.
Are you interested in new worlds and perspectives? Are you ready to think thoughts you've never thunk before? Hicklebees bookstores newest book club Fresh Voices welcomes you!
Readers ages 9-13 will choose a book every month written by an author of color. Join huge nerd and book lover Lucy Corona in discussion and exploration.
Interested in joining? E-mail Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know the child's name, age, and a parent's e-mail address.
Bookclub members receive a 20% discount on the selected bookclub titles.
Lucy Corona loves to read, loves to bake, loves to draw and best of all, she's a perfect example of a Hufflepuff. She loves puppies, traveling and singing along to Hamilton, and one day, she's going to make brilliant little movies about history, Chicanos and her family.