Tween/Teen Book Club (ages 9 and up)

Monday, November 18, 4-5 PM

Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and unkind.

In Africa, Kek lived with his mother, father, and brother. But only he and his mother have survived, and now she's missing. Kek is on his own. Slowly, he makes friends: a girl who is in foster care; an old woman who owns a rundown farm, and a cow whose name means "family" in Kek's native language. As Kek awaits word of his mother's fate, he weathers the tough Minnesota winter by finding warmth in his new friendships, strength in his memories, and belief in his new country.

Bestselling author Katherine Applegate presents a beautifully wrought novel about an immigrant's journey from hardship to hope. -


Special guest and AFS Student, Dorcas Noupeye from Cameroon will give a cultural presentation on her home country. All are welcome!!


Sign up at the library service desk, and get your copy today.

Snacks will be served!



Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Rosemary Garfoot Public Library, 2107 Julius St, Cross Plains WI
Detail of cover illustration from Home of the Brave showing landscape horizon with barn and tree.