Finding Family by Tonya Bolden

Delana has never known her parents.  She has been raised by Grandpa, who doesn’t say much, and Aunt Tilley, who says plenty—just not the things Delana wants to hear.  Aunt Tilley’s family stories are wild and not to be trusted, while her Book of the Bewares—including boys, fairs, even peeling a potato—keeps Delana from doing much of anything.

When Aunt Tilley dies, Delana’s world turns topsy-turvy.  Her pent-up curiosities start to come out; most important, who is her father, and why did he leave?  As Delana unravels her aunt’s fictions and draws out her mysterious grandpa, she’ll discover more than a few surprises.  And she just might find her rightful home–in one place she hadn’t thought to look.

This moving story is imagined around antique photographs from the author’s collection.  True historical details create a vivid backdrop, while a young girl’s emerging spirit and voice will have readers hoping for a picture-perfect ending.

Join us on Thursday, July 28th at 6:30 in the evening to discuss this unique book.  Refreshments will be served.