Diversity Book Group

When:
January 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2019-01-13T19:00:00-05:00
2019-01-13T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
UCWC Social Room
501 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

Two Old Women: An Alaskan Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival by Velma Wallis, Illustrated by James Grant by Kao Kalia Yang

Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community and forgiveness “speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness and wisdom”.

Leader: Debby Kern