Clarke Historical Museum Bookworms August Reading

The Clarke Historical Museum Book Club is continuing their monthly meetings this August!

August's read is If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth.

Lewis "Shoe" Blake is used to the joys and difficulties of life on the Tuscarora Indian reservation in 1975: the joking, the Fireball games, the snow blowing through his roof. What he's not used to is white people being nice to him -- people like George Haddonfield, whose family recently moved to town with the Air Force. As the boys connect through their mutual passion for music, especially the Beatles, Lewis has to lie more and more to hide the reality of his family's poverty from George. He also has to deal with the vicious Evan Reininger, who makes Lewis the special target of his wrath. But when everyone else is on Evan's side, how can he be defeated? And if George finds out the truth about Lewis's home -- will he still be his friend?

Join us Saturday, August 14th at 3 p.m. at the Clarke Museum or via Zoom as we explore themes such as prejudice, honesty, growth, and love! 

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