Nine, Ten: A Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin is a “tense...and thought-provoking” read for a young audience (Kirkus Reviews), a book that’s been assigned to incoming sixth-graders at the Bethel Middle School. , Bethel’s Byrd’s Books will host a student-friendly informal discussion about the award-winning author’s new novel with Kara DiBartolo, the current Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Innovation for the Sherman School and Bethel’s former "Book Fairy” extraordinaire.
Nine, Ten, authored by the critically acclaimed writer of Anything But Typical, follows the days leading up to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, and how that day impacted the lives of four middle schoolers - four of who don’t know one another, but whose lives are about to intersect in ways they never could have imagined. If the weather’s fine, the bookstore, located at 178 Greenwood Avenue, across from the Bethel Public Library, will host the event outside, though masks are still encouraged. To purchase a copy of the book and to reserve a seat, go to https://conta.cc/2V5QZf4.