Cazenovia Public Library to host interactive junior book club

“The Wild and Wonderful Readers” junior book club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, September 4 at 3:30 pm in the Cazenovia Public Library Story Garden Room. The session will combine book discussion, games, and hands-on creative activities. The group will discuss Esperanza Rising (2000), a young-adult historical fiction novel by Pam Muñoz.

Esperanza Ortega was a wealthy girl with access to everything and anything she desired. She thought she would always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico, but a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and her mother to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn’t ready for the hard work, financial struggles or lack of acceptance she now faces. When her mother gets sick, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances.

The junior book club is open to children ages 10 to 14. Books are available at the circulation desk. All events at the Cazenovia Public Library are free and open to the public. For more information, call 315.655.9322 or visit

By martha

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