Elementary Readers Book Club: Sal and Gabi Break the Universe

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Book Club

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Kids, Elementary School
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Program Description

Program Description

A monthly book club for upper elementary students!

 

Meeting at the Library

This month we will be meeting in person for a pizza party in conjunction with The Middle School Reading Masters Book Club followed by a lighthearted book discussion. Grades 3 - 5 recommended.

 
 
Join us as we read  & discuss Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

 

Summary: "Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents a brilliant sci-fi romp with Cuban influence by Carlos Hernandez, winner of the 2020 Pura Belpr√© Award.

What would you do if you had the power to reach through time and space and retrieve anything you want, including your mother, who is no longer living (in this universe, anyway)?

When Sal Vidon meets Gabi Real for the first time, it isn't under the best of circumstances. Sal is in the principal's office for the third time in three days, and it's still the first week of school. Gabi, student council president and editor of the school paper, is there to support her friend Yasmany, who just picked a fight with Sal. She is determined to prove that somehow, Sal planted a raw chicken in Yasmany's locker, even though nobody saw him do it and the bloody poultry has since mysteriously disappeared.

Sal prides himself on being an excellent magician, but for this sleight of hand, he relied on a talent no one would guess . . . except maybe Gabi, whose sharp eyes never miss a trick. When Gabi learns that he's capable of conjuring things much bigger than a chicken--including his dead mother--and she takes it all in stride, Sal knows that she is someone he can work with. There's only one slight problem: their manipulation of time and space could put the entire universe at risk."

 

Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mythology, Humor, Fiction, Adventure, Middle Grade

 

We will be providing free copies to participants that register at least a week in advance, while supplies last.

For more information, please contact Christie Folsom at cfolsom@crd.org