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The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin

Munster Book Discussion

2023-01-26 13:30:00 2023-01-26 14:30:00 America/Chicago The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Melanie Benjamin's "The Children's Blizzard." Copies are available at the Munster branch. Munster

Thursday, January 26
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-26 13:30:00 2023-01-26 14:30:00 America/Chicago The Children's Blizzard by Melanie Benjamin Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Melanie Benjamin's "The Children's Blizzard." Copies are available at the Munster branch. Munster

Munster

Large Meeting Room

Join us for an informal and relaxed discussion of Melanie Benjamin's "The Children's Blizzard." Copies are available at the Munster branch.

The morning of January 12, 1888, was unusually mild, following a punishing cold spell. It was warm enough for the homesteaders of the Dakota Territory to venture out again, and for their children to return to school without their heavy coats—leaving them unprepared when disaster struck. At the hour when most prairie schools were letting out for the day, a terrifying, fast-moving blizzard blew in without warning.

Based on actual oral histories of survivors, this gripping novel follows the stories of those who got caught up in the storm. At its heart, this is a story of courage, of children forced to grow up too soon, tied to the land because of their parents’ choices. It is a story of love taking root in the hard prairie ground, and of families being torn asunder by a ferocious storm that is little remembered today—because so many of its victims were immigrants to this country.

AGE GROUP: | Adults (19-99) |

TAGS: | Discussion Groups |

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