The Library Card

The Library Card

Most adults know the power and magic of a library card, but, in this thought-provoking book, four young people are about to find a library card and to feel the difference it can make in their own life stories. Four short stories in told with the power and the insight of the one and the only Jerry Spinelli.

Meet Mongoose, April and Brenda who are facing loneliness, change, grief, and choices that can make big differences for the rest of their lives. What is that deep anger and pain that hides inside the somewhat threatening Sonseray? Spinelli gives the young characters a library card that will open doors to the wisdom, understanding and respect that they deserve and are seeking whether they realize it or not. Hooray!

Ages 9-13 978-0590386333 160 pages


Mongoose, Brenda, Sonseray, and April have nothing in common...until a mysterious blue card appears as if by magic and begins to change each of their lives. None of them guesses it at first, but that strange blue card will be their ticket to the past--and to a future that they never imagined. In stories that range from humorous to heartbreaking, Newbery-award-winner Jerry Spinelli reveals the amazing possibilities lurking behind library doors.---from the publisher

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