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Mighty Girls Book Club
A book club for Mighty Girls ages around 11-14 who want to read books featuring strong female characters.
Join us at the Silverstone Branch on the second Saturday of each month for an hour long program to discuss this month's book and talk with a special guest speaker whose personal story relates to the story's Mighty Girl.
Upcoming Programs and Guest Speakers:
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Book: Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban
Guest Speaker: Hanako Wakatsuki. Ms. Watatsuki is the Chief of Interpretation and Education at the Minidoka National Historical Site.
Past Programs & Speakers
Saturday, December 10
Book: Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
Guest Speaker: Amy Allgeyer, author of YA book Dig Too Deep. Amy will be speaking to us about writing and finding our voice. The book for the month is Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper
January 14, 2017
Book: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Guest Speaker: Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb is Idaho's first African American State Senator. Assistant minority leader, keynote speaker, trained singer and founding board member of the Idaho Black History Museum, Cherie is a prominent figure of Idaho's history.
February 11, 2017
Book: The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Guest Speaker: Positive body activist, Amy Pence-Brown, is well known for her efforts to promote the idea of finding the value of all bodies, regardless of size. This impassioned message of self-love has earned her recognition on a national stage via such media outlets as CNN, People and USA Today.
March 11, 2017
Book: The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy Moll is the Dean of Engineering at Boise State University. Amy received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkley and worked as a professional engineer before moving to Boise to join the engineering department at BSU in 2000.
April 8, 2017
Book: The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Biomolecular Research Assistant at Boise State University, Crystal Scott. Crystal will be speaking to us about overcoming obstacles in the STEM field.
May 13, 2017
Book: Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
Blackhawk helicopter pilot, Jacquelyn Mayorga.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Book: I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education and Changed the World /(Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai
Guest Speaker: Nilab Mousa, Speaker from the Idaho Office For Refugees. Ms. Mousa is originally from Afghanistan and will speak about the refugee experience.