Join us on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00 as we welcome Terry Farish, author of The Good Braider. Terry is a writer with a passion for following the stories of people from many cultures who come as immigrants or refugees to the U.S.
The Good Braider is a free verse novel about 17-year old Viola and her family’s journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine.
The novel was selected as a Best Book of the Year by the American Library Association, Bank Street College of Education, and School Library Journal.
Terry will talk about the families she met in Portland who welcomed her into their refugee community, about the art of braiding hair that was so much a part of the culture, and what the elders told her about their children, which seems to be so much like the immigration experience of Americans over the generations. She will also also read passages of the book. Copies of the book are available to borrow at the library.
“The Good Braider” with Terry Farish