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What would it be like to be an outlaw in England or live through the Cultural Revolution in China in the 1960s? We may not be able to go back in time and live through these experiences ourselves, but that’s why we have books! Through books, we can learn what it was like for people in different time periods and different major historical events. Join us as we discover courage, a value that’s as timeless as the books we’ll find it in.


  • Day and Time: Thursdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: October 17, 2024 - November 7, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 11+ / Grades 6-7
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required materials:
    • The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Roger Lancelyn Green
    • Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-li Jiang


The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Roger Lancelyn Green

The classic story of social justice and outrageous cunning. Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John and the brutal Sheriff of Nottingham. Taking refuge in the vast Sherwood Forest with his band of men, he remains determined to outwit his enemies.


Red Scarf Girl, by Ji-Li Jiang

It's 1966, and twelve-year-old Ji-li Jiang has everything a girl could want: brains, popularity, and a bright future in Communist China. But it's also the year that China's leader, Mao Ze-dong, launches the Cultural Revolution—and Ji-li's world begins to fall apart.


Over the next few years, people who were once her friends and neighbors turn on her and her family, forcing them to live in constant terror of arrest. And when Ji-li's father is finally imprisoned, she faces the most difficult dilemma of her life.


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