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School Vacation: Kid Readers Unite (KRU) book discussion of Last Gate of the Emperor

Wednesday, April 14 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Kid Readers Unite book discussion (KRU)

Are you in Grades 4-6 and LOVE to read? Do you want to get a free book just for reading? Then KRU is for you!

Sign up. Pick up the book (from our Curbside Kids Cart). Read and Show up and participate in a fun discussion-and the book is yours to keep!

Program open to kids in Grades 4, 5, and 6.  Registration required.

This discussion will occur on Zoom. The link to this virtual program will be emailed out the day before the program.


This month’s title: Last Gate of the Emperor by Kwame Mbalia and Prince Joel Makonnen

What is this book about?

Sci-fi and fantasy combine in this journey to the stars! A fast-paced Afrofuturist adventure about a mythical Ethiopian empire. This book is recommended for ages 8-12.

Yared lives an isolated life in Addis Prime — a hardscrabble city with rundown tech, lots of rules, and not much to do. His worrywart Uncle Moti and bionic lioness Besa are his only family… and his only friends. He often finds himself in trouble for thrill-seeking and his smart mouth-but that what makes him a star player in the underground augmented reality game, The Hunt for Kaleb’s Obelisk. But one small rule change triggers an attack that rocks the city-and Yared’s uncle disappears.

Suddenly, all the stories Yared’s uncle told him are coming to life: of kingdoms in the sky and city-razing monsters. And somehow Yared is at the center of them. Together with Ibis — a game rival turned reluctant ally — Yared must search for his uncle… and answers to his place in a forgotten, galaxy-spanning war.


How does this work:
1. Register and choose to pick up your book on Sat. 3/27 or Sat. 4/3, between 10am-4:30pm from the Superhero cart in the front entrance of the library, or email Miss Marisa at mhicking@libraryconnection.info to choose a different date to pickup your book. 

Curbside Pickup Kids Cart hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11-6:30 PM, Fri. & Sat. 11-4:30 PM.

2. Read the book!

3. Show up to the book discussion on Zoom on ***Wed. 4/14, 2:30-3:30 PM*** -and you get to keep the book! (different day and time due to April Vacation).

Prior to the program, first time program attendees may receive a call to confirm registration information for safety issues. If we are unable to confirm information, you will not be let in the day of the program.



Wednesday, April 14
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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AFPL Teen Programs
860 673 9712 x 239
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